Tech Tip for July 6, 2020

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Stay Safe Online While Working Remotely

As many NCCU employees adjust to off-campus work environments and students begin remote learning, basic information security measures must be taken to protect personal and university data from cybercriminals and hackers. Situations like these are prime phishing opportunities.

Review the NCCU COVID-19 Updates for information regarding working during quarantine or isolation, illnesses in the workplace, and workers at higher risk. 

Confidential and Sensitive Data

  • Everyone must adhere to the Data and Information Regulation issued by NCCU regarding transporting or transferring/sending written or digital confidential data. Access to and use of the NCCU VPN may be required for the work of some employees.
  • Caution needs to be taken when dealing with personal health information (PHI) and HIPAA matters while working from home or another off-site location. If you have questions, contact your department/division HIPAA officer or HR lead.
  • NCCU’s FileLocker service should be used to exchange sensitive and confidential information with other people inside and outside of the NCCU community via email.
  • NCCU’s OneDrive service should be used to store and share all your important files securely in one place.

Remain vigilant for security concerns and be sure to report suspicious emails to

Visit Remote Work Cyber Security Tips for more information.

Contact Person:
Stacie Nixon