Miami Dade College

Office of Information Technology


Our mission statement is to provide the best IT security support, making us a center of excellence.

Helpful Hints:

  • Have anti-virus software and firewalls installed, properly configured, and up-to-date.
  • Set your computer to automatically update for you. New threats are discovered daily.
  • Update your operating system and critical program software.
  • Turn on automatic updating if that feature is available.
  • Backup key files.
  • Copy important files stored on your computer onto a removable disc and store in a safe place.
  • Change your password often.
  • Create passwords using upper and lower case as well as numbers.
  • Do lock your computer if you leave your desk.
  • Do report spam and phishing emails to:

Help protect yourself against rogue security software

Rogue security software AKA "scareware" produces fake security warnings which might appear as you surf the Web. These warnings are designed to trick you into downloading malicious software. For more information, see Watch out for fake alerts


Some security resources reside in a different area of this website. Click on one the following links to be taken to the appropiate area.

For Odyssey access issues or requests please email:

For general questions or guidance please email:

Information Security and Policy Office
Policies and Procedures

Helpful Cyber Security Links

These security resources reside outside of this website. Click on any item to open a new window or tab

Protect Your Identity
View all Cyber Security Tips Newsletters
Securing Mobile Devices
Cyber Security Training Videos