Cyber Security Best Practices

We have all learned basic safety practices (e.g. buckling your seatbelt in a car, looking both ways before crossing the street). Learning good cybersecurity practices is important.

Cyber Security Best Practices

  • Antivirus and Malware Protection: Always use anti-virus software.   
  • Operating System Updates: Ensure that you have the latest updates and security patches installed for your operating system. This includes your computing devices and mobile phones.
  • Backup Your Files:  In the event that you fall victim to malware or a hardware failure it is important to have a backup of your files available. Some ways to backup your files include:
  • Links in emails, posts, and ads are often how cybercriminals steal your info. Keep your devices and data secure and up-to-date.  

Always STOP, THINK before you click or respond to any type of electronic communication.

For more about these and other effective cybersecurity habits, check out NJIT's Cyber Security webpage. Visit us in the campus center on Tuesday, October 23 from 10AM-2PM to test your Cyber IQ.

If you have any questions about NJIT's cybersecurity efforts or need to report an incident, please contact the IST Service Desk at 973-596-2900 or

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Last Updated: February 5, 2020