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Frequently asked questions

What is information security?

Information security is the practice of protecting information and information systems from unauthorized disclosure, modification, and destruction.

What are IT resources?

Any IT-related resources controlled by a firm including physical resources associated with IT such as IT infrastructure, databases, networks and software packages and applications.

Isn't information security an IT issue?

Information security is an organizational issue, not exclusively an IT issue. IT provides security to central systems and your network, along with all devices and personnel it interacts with.

What is malware and how do I get rid of it?

Malware is short for malicious software—software used by hackers to impair your device's function, steal your device's data, or even gain control of your device itself.

Why are strong password important?

The strength of your password directly affects how easy it is to guess that password or how long it takes a hacker to crack it. In many cases, hackers gain access to an account because the account's owner set a weak password.

What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

2FA is a secondary authentication. You will need to provide the standard username and password combination and then a second authentication factor (such as a temporary security code or the answer to a security question) to log in.