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Get Secure!
A campus wide initiative to help promote best practices, and to help you protect yourself and others when using technologies such as the internet or email. We will post information about training, resources and more information here. Please check back regularly for updates and announcements. 

Please forward suspicious email messages to the BTS Help Desk at

Safe Use
Business Technology Services (BTS) wants to ensure the integrity of FGCU data and personal information from both internal and external threats. While BTS does everything we can to protect our network and data, and employ information, the best defense against a security or data breach is an informed and involved community. “Get Secure Begins With You!”

Did you know?
The number one cause of compromised accounts at FGCU is when faculty, staff, or a student opens and replies to a phishing email that asks you to "update" or "validate" your ID and password or account number! 

  • Phishing is when someone tries, via email, text, or phone call, to obtain your personal information by pretending to be a trustworthy company, government entity, or FGCU department.
  • Remember: No one at FGCU will ever ask you for your password! 
  • If you are in doubt about an email or a phone call you receive at work, check with the BTS Help Desk. 

Learn more about phishing 

Protect Your Data
are responsible for protecting your data. It is suggested that all work data be stored on Network storage; when transmitting data that is restricted, it must be encrypted. 

Restricted Data information 

Complexity is the Key
You are the only one to hold the keys to your house; the same is true with your password. Keep it to yourself and make it strong! For more detailed information about passwords click here 

Report Suspected Security Incidents
If you suspect an security incident has occurred, even if you had a part in its cause, report it immediately to the BTS Help Desk. Signs that could indicate a security incident include:

  • Your FGCU password no longer works, and you did not institute a change. This could mean someone changed it without your knowledge, a possible result of a phishing incident.
  • Your files are suddenly deleted or corrupted, or new files unexpectedly appear. 


To view a schedule of upcoming BTS training classes, including Get Secure! visit the BTS Training webpage.