IT Security


The University of Akron will never e-mail you and ask you to disclose or verify your UA password. If you receive a suspicious e-mail with a link to update your account information, do not click on the link--instead, report the e-mail to The University of Akron for investigation.

Working From Home Security Training

Working From Home Training Video

Top 5 Steps to Securely Work From Home

Creating a Cybersecure Home (Video)

Did you know?

The University of Akron is a partner with STOP | THINK | CONNECTTM a the global cyber security awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online.

STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s.

CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

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You can obtain a Free Credit Report from each major credit bureau once every year from No other site on the Internet will give you free--no strings attached--credit reports. To learn more about getting your free credit report annually check out the FTC's Facts for Consumers when ordering free credit reports.

Security Basics
Security FAQ
Security Awareness
Reporting a Security Incident
Security Tools
Advisories & Warnings
About Phishing

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