Be Smart Everywhere: In Class, at Home, Online

Empower yourself with simple actionable steps to actively manage your online activities at work and at home. Understand how your personal information might be collected and the benefits and risks of sharing personal data.


Use your Smartphone Smartly

Your phone can be just as vulnerable as any other computer device. Apps, staying logged in, plugging in via USB... these are all potential ways that hackers can get to your phone.

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Public WiFi is Not Secure

Anything you type can be intercepted. This leaves your text message to a friend or online payment open to anyone. Protect Yourself While Using Public WiFi (video). And, remember that one of JWU"s connections is an open network, WIFIJWU.

Own Your Online Presence

On your computer and mobile devices, set the privacy and security settings to your comfort level for information sharing. It's ok to limit how and with whom you share information.

Privacy is Everyone's Business

Ninety-one percent of Americans believe they've lost control over how their personal information is collected and used by companies. ( Pew Research Center)

Empower yourself -- and protect JWU information and your own personal information -- with simple steps to actively manage your online activities at work and at home. One first simple step is to use technology tools that meet JWU's information security and legal standards.

JWU's Skype for Business is a one example of how we can securely and reliably conduct conference calls via phone and/or video. Staff & faculty: Get your own Skype for Business account.