Security Awareness at LSU

October was Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Green and black graphic background with futuristic glasses.

LSU students, faculty and staff members should take security precautions and understand the potential consequences of online actions and behaviors as they enjoy the benefits of the Internet. ITSP has gathered a variety of tips and educational resources that can be leveraged to increase your IT security awareness. Please take advantage of the information below to better equip yourself to safely and effectively achieve your professional goals at LSU.

Phishing and Social Engineering

Are you familiar with email Phishing? Can you effectively spot a spot a Phishing email? How do you define social engineering? Visit our phishing page and the links below to better protect yourself from email based attacks and malicious attachments.

Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

Using Caution with Email Attachments

Click the image below to learn about anatomy of a Phishing e-mail:

   Anatomy of a Phishing E-mail


How strong is your password? Do you change it often? Visit our password best practices password best practices page for password tips and guidelines.


System Patches

Is your software up to date? Out of date software makes you more vulnerable to attack and greatly increases your online security risk. Click the link below to learn more about software patching.

Understanding Patches


Social Media

Before you make that next social media post, review our ITSP safety guidelines pertaining to the use of social media.

Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites


Data and Security Breaches

How do you define a security breach? What are the applicable laws and procedures pertaining to personal data disclosure? Visit the links below to better understand security breaches and how to safeguard your data.

Security Breach Notification Law

Safeguarding Your Data



“Stop, Think, Connect” is a global online safety awareness campaign, designed to keep all digital citizens more secure online.


Logo for Stop, Think, and Connect

  • STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
  • THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety.
  • CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you have taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

Protect yourself and help keep the web a safer place for everyone.