Security and IT Standards

As a member of the Montgomery College Community, you have the responsibility to always use College computer technology in a secure and appropriate manner.

The resources listed below are provided to better assist you in these efforts.

IT Security at MC
Passwords, wifi, and malware
A strong password is your first line of defense when protecting your information. It is important to develop a password that is easy for you to remember, but not easy for someone else to guess. Developing a good password takes some thought. Do you have a strong password?
Person in a MC raptor mascot outfit getting caught in a phishing scam
Phishing is a fraudulent email based attack disguised as a legitimate communication. The goal of the attacker is to trick the recipient into responding by clicking on a link, opening an attachment, or directly giving up account credentials, i.e. username and password. 
2FA logo
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
You may have heard or experienced Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) through your interactions with online banking, Gmail, and when logging into Facebook, Paypal, Twitter, and LinkedIn from a new machine. But what exactly is 2FA and why is MC adopting it?

IT Standards