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Think Before You Click

People form their first impressions of others by what they read and see online and on social media, so it’s imperative that we THINK BEFORE WE CLICK.

Be Cautious
Think Before You Post

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting ourselves and our families online, as well as securing our personal information. Common sense, accountability, and responsibility are the cornerstones of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Matters to You and Yours!

We are all digital citizens living, working, and communicating in a cyber environment. In a world where so many of our activities and interactions can take place online and in cyberspace, it is critical that we recognize our individual responsibility to be aware of cybersecurity issues and educate ourselves on cybersecurity threats and defenses. We are all responsible for practicing and promoting cybersecurity.

Basic Cybersecurity Checklist

Basic steps you can take to start protecting yourself from cyber threats:

  • Create and use strong, unique passwords
  • Install anti-malware/anti-virus software on your computers and devices
  • Update operating systems, anti-malware/anti-virus software, application software, and mobile apps
  • Use screen locks & passcodes on your devices
  • Back-up your content
  • Think before you click!

You are Part of a Cyber World!

You will encounter different cybersecurity topics and threats based on your personal and professional role in our community.

The Lubbock Cybersecurity Landscape

As Lubbock and surrounding area citizens, you face cybersecurity risks on a daily basis. The TTU Office of the CIO offers the Lubbock and area community an information resource to aid you in protecting yourself, your family, and your business.

The TTU Cybersecurity Landscape

Texas Tech University students, faculty, and staff also encounter cybersecurity risks, and must be vigilant in protecting institutional information. The TTU Office of the CIO offers the Texas Tech community an educational resource to aid you in protecting yourself, as well as institutional data and information resources.


Cybersecurity Practices Initiative: Lubbock