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Avoid a Big Oops. Stop - Review - Send!

Barb Montgomery, Information Security Twin Cities, provides good security advice in her September 3, 2013, message to IT@UMN. It reads as follows:

Emailing the wrong information to the wrong people is a preventable security issue that happens more frequently when we are rushed or fatigued.

As a reminder, closely review every email before you click send:

  • Verify the content of your message.
  • Verify the addresses are who you intended and not a similar name.
  • Check for attachments.
  • Open any attachments and verify the content is for the intended audience.

We encourage you to share this good practice with students, faculty and staff.