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.