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Safe Computing

Safe Computing

Safe computing is about protecting our computing and information assets with physical, technical and behavioral controls and ensuring we’re prepared to react if a hack or breach happens.

UDit works hard to make sure physical and technical controls are in good working order on all our campus systems. But our actions are an important part of the equation, as well.

See our Becoming Cybermindful Education Toolkit for resources to help you understand your role in protecting information assets and learn steps you can take to do your part.

Cyber-Mindfulness: Awareness, Agency and Action

University of Dayton Information Technologies (UDit) has developed an approach to raising awareness, changing attitudes and educating people about cyber security threats and safe computing behaviors. The Cyber-Mindfulness method targets three aspects of user behavior that affect a person's ability to defend against cyber attacks: awareness, agency and action.


The purpose of Cyber-Mindfulness education is to regularly inform people about the nature of cyber threats, instill a positive attitude about each person's ability to recognize threats and defend themselves and their organization, and to practice taking actions such as alerting IT when a threat is encountered and safely handling common cyber threats like phishing and online scams. Over time and with repeated practice, the University community is becoming more aware and knowledgeable, and more likely to effectively deal with increasing varieties and quantities of cyber security situations.


Information Technologies (UDit)

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Dayton, Ohio 45469