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Patch, Patch, PATCH!


Set up your computer for automatic software and operating system updates. An unpatched machine is more likely to have software vulnerabilities that can be exploited.

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Install protective software


Avast is available as a free download for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux from IS&T's software page. When installed, the software should be set to scan your files and update your virus definitions on a regular basis.

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Choose strong passwords


Choose strong passwords with letters, numbers, and special characters to create a mental image or an acronym that is easy for you to remember.

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Different Password


Create a different password for each important account, and change passwords regularly.

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Backup, Backup, BACKUP!


Backing up your machine regularly can protect you from the unexpected. Keep a few months' worth of backups and make sure the files can be retrieved if needed.

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Control access to your machine


Don't leave your computer in an unsecured area, or unattended and logged on, especially in public places - including Athena clusters and Quickstations. The physical security of your machine is just as important as its technical security.

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Use Email and the Internet Safely


Ignore unsolicited emails, and be wary of attachments, links and forms in emails that come from people you don't know, or which seem "phishy." Avoid untrustworthy (often free) downloads from freeware or shareware sites.

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Use secure connections


When connected to the Internet, your data can be vulnerable while in transit. Use remote connectivity and secure file transfer options when off campus.

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Protect sensitive data


Reduce the risk of identity theft. Securely remove sensitive data files from your hard drive, which is also recommended when recycling or repurposing your computer. Use the encryption tools built into your operating system to protect sensitive files you need to retain.

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Protect sensitive data


Reduce the risk of identity theft. Securely remove sensitive data files from your hard drive, which is also recommended when recycling or repurposing your computer. Use the encryption tools built into your operating system to protect sensitive files you need to retain.

Information Technology Dept:

Dear colleagues and students,

nowadays, information and communication technologies are an important part of daily routine for academic and non-academic staff. Most of us can't imagine work without UIS or without a functioning infrastructure and other services. Our main task is to maintain and take care of the constantly developing information technologies, follow modern trends and respond to current challenges, so we can provide quality support for academic processes. In a relatively small team of people, and in close cooperation with the faculties, our IT team is trying to ensure that everything runs smoothly without any problems. Without your support and feedback, our work would be meaningless. 

We support helpful communication across the whole university and beyond - also any good ideas are appreciated. Please don't hesitate to contact us anytime.

Information Technology Team

    • Eng. Haitham MohsainIT Operation Manager with good all-around supervisory and technical expertise for more than 13 years. Very capable of a proven ability to ensure the smooth running of ICT systems and to provide IT services that will improve the efficiency and performance of a company. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds hardware and software testing, domain environment, network design and technical support management.
    • Eng. Mohammed AfifiLeading the IT Infrastructure management, delivering scalable IT solutions, capacity planning, design, post deployment services . Afifi over 15 years of experience in IT filed.
    • Eng. Mohamed RamadanNetwork and Security Engineer at Alzewayed Holding Group and Alzewayed Holding Group. The major duty is to minimize security risks and set up security protocols and procedures for a network. Also, supervising the day to day operation for network components and monitoring internet usage all over the company.
    • Eng. Hussam Al-SharifSenior PHP Developer who is responsible for builds web and computer applications using the PHP programming language and also lead PHP development team. also managing the day to day development operation which includes consulting with clients, making development project suggestions, assigning tasks, providing technical support, solving technical issues, testing software.
    • Eng. Mohamed MaqablehTraining Manager and responsible for SIS system and Email Administration. Also, work as a PHP developer and Customer Service Manager for SIS system’s users.
    • Eng. Emad ElassalSenior .NET developer with over four years of IT experiences working. And Experience in Visual Studio, ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL server and database programming T-SQL (SQL Server), Reporting Services.