“The security aspect is very important,” she said.
“It’s not just a security issue.
It’s an issue of protecting our information, whether it’s personal information or whether it has to do with our commercial interests.”
The security of your personal information can be a matter of personal choice and how you use it.
But security experts say security concerns can be exaggerated.
“I think the real reason people are not protecting their personal information is because they don’t know what they are signing up for,” said John Schmitt, a senior information security researcher at Symantec.
“You have a lot of information out there that’s highly confidential and that has an extremely high risk of being misused.”
Some of the information available online is often used in illegal activities, but others are legitimate and should be protected, he said.
“When you look at how you store information online, you don’t have a clear picture of what the risks are and how to handle them,” he said, adding that security practices are best left up to the individual.
In an email, a Yale University spokesperson confirmed that the university uses a secure storage system for information that includes passwords, but declined to discuss specifics.
“As with any information stored on our systems, we encourage our customers to adhere to our security practices and not share their passwords with others,” the email said.
Yale University declined to comment on whether the university’s information security practices were being followed.
In some cases, Yale is trying to help students who don’t understand the security of their data.
In a blog post last month, the university said it is working with the FBI to provide tips on how to safeguard their data, and offered free training on how best to store sensitive data.
The company also said it has been in touch with law enforcement agencies to help them better understand the risks involved in using their software and data.
“We are always looking for ways to improve our security efforts and are in contact with law agencies around the country to help ensure we are protecting our students’ information, too,” the university wrote in its blog post.