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Best Practices

Information technology best practices are proven techniques, methods,and processes honed through experience and testing. Follow the best practices outlined on this page to protect assets, data, and identities. 

Device Security

Your data is only as safe as the weakest device that holds it.

Email Forwarding

You are strongly advised NOT to redirect or auto-forward email sent to your UVA-provided email address(es) to personal, non-UVA email service(s).

Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person's personal information such as name, Social Security number, driver's license number, credit card number, or other identifying information to take on that person's identity in order to commit fraud or other crimes.

Security Basics

Here are some quick, easy guidance items to improve the way you protect your data.

Secure Traveling

Guidance is provided here regarding some simple measures to remember when you are traveling abroad.

Strong Passwords

Strong passwords are extremely important to prevent unauthorized access to your electronic accounts and devices.

Report an Information
Security Incident

Please report any level of incident, no matter how small. The Information
Security office will evaluate the report and provide a full investigation if appropriate.

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