Information Security Awareness is critical to the security effort here at Middlebury. All members of the Middlebury community are responsible for information security.
While Middlebury community members face many threats to the security of information, there are simple things you can do to help protect your account credentials, secure sensitive information, and prevent unauthorized access to Middlebury technology services.
1. Be on the alert for email security threats like Phishing and Malware.
Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication, such as an email message. Learn more at
2. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication to protect your Middlebury account.
Multi-Factor Authentication is a security technology that helps protect your Middlebury account from potential compromise by requiring the use of more than just a username and password to prove your identity during login. Learn more at
3. Ensure that you are handling sensitive data securely.
Sensitive data is information that should be protected against unwarranted disclosure. Learning how to appropriately handle sensitive data helps to protect you, the community and the institution. Learn more at