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Stay Safe Online

Information Technology Services (ITS) considers the protection of University information as a critical priority. To safeguard the MSU Denver community from security threats, ITS has implemented a comprehensive information security program that includes a robust security infrastructure as well as training and support services to equip students, faculty and staff with the knowledge and tools they need to help create a secure environment.

Watch the video below for an overview of information security and useful tips for keeping information, computers and other devices secure.



While the Internet can make our lives easier and more connected, it can also increase the risk of theft, fraud and abuse. No country, industry, university, community or individual is immune to cyber-risks.

With the help of these simple tips from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, you can enhance your online security:

  • Set strong passwords and don’t share them with anyone.
  • Keep your operating system, browser and other critical software optimized by installing updates.
  • Maintain an open dialogue with your family, friends and community about Internet safety.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you post online and use privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely.
  • Be cautious about what you receive or read online — if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Visit to learn more about strengthening cyber-security. Look for security tips and other helpful information in The Early Bird and on the ITS Facebook page. Visit the SANS Web page or contact the ITS Helpdesk at or 303-352-7548 with questions.

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