Tip #2 for National Cyber-Security Awareness month

We are now well into National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Remember, you can always check the Stay Safe Online NCSAM website for more information and tips!


Cyber security is all about keeping your information safe, including your financial and personal information. In addition to keeping it secure, it’s important to keep it backed up!

Ever lost your phone or tablet? Ever accidentally washed a flash drive, that just happened to have an important copy of a paper? There is even malware that will lock or corrupt important documents.

A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your photos, videos, and documents. Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), make sure you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

All students have free storage space on our Adams State file server, which is backed up by Computing Services every night. In addition to being accessible in the student labs, you can access your files anywhere via a web browser or mobile app.

Check out our how-to on accessing myfiles.adams.edu:


You can also store multiple copies of your files on Google Drive. All ASU students get 30 GB on their student Google Drive free.


For more information and tips on backups, check out World Backup Day’s website:


If you would like more information on any of our services please let us know!

STOP.  Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK. Take a moment to be certain the path is clear ahead. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, as well as your friend’s and family’s.

CONNECT. Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

ASU Computing Services




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