Welcome Back to Campus!

By DoIT Communications

Security Training and Awareness Working Group

Date Released: 8/25/22 


Welcome to the Fall 2022 semester at Stony Brook University.  We strive to keep your experience at the university safe and enjoyable.  Here are some best practices to keep you and your devices protected.  


  • Update your devices - make sure your device has the latest version of its operating system provided by the manufacturer 

  • Install/Update antivirus software

  • Lastpass Premium is a password manager available for Stony Brook students 

  • Two-step Login - Duo push (smartphone/tablet app) is the most secure and convenient option for authentication

  • Never share passwords

  • Be mindful of where your devices are; do not leave them unattended

  • Use your Stony Brook email for Stony Brook work and business, never a personal email address. And don’t use your Stony Brook email for personal matters.


Here are some of the top scams currently affecting students

Beware of Scams targeting College and Graduate Students

  • Tuition payments should only be made through Solar or Student Financial Services 

  • Completing financial aid forms, especially a FAFSA form, does not cost anything to fill out, so don’t fall for a fake fee scam

  • Research thoroughly into any business before providing personal financial information or credit card information. Make sure that the website is a secure website (https://).

  • Never give your personal information to anyone who contacts you unexpectedly.

  • If someone you know contacts you via email to conduct a financial transaction (e.g. buying a gift card), make sure you speak with them personally to confirm it is a legitimate request before doing so.   


Helpful links and contacts


Welcome back all and stay safe, 

SBU Security Training and Awareness Working Group