Recent Phishing Email Attempts

Hi Folks, In light of recent phishing emails received on campus we wanted to provide some helpful tips. Additionally, if you happen down our hallway, you will also see a large eye catching poster outlining some common social engineering attacks. Phishing is an attempt by an individual or group to solicit personal information from unsuspecting users…Read More

Sleigh your holiday shopping by keeping your computers up to date.

Hi Folks, As we get closer the end of the semester and the holiday break, your colleagues at WCNR IT wanted to send some quick tips and advice: Update your computers and programs. Don’t let cyber criminals take advantage of known vulnerabilities in your devices. Updating your programs and computers with the latest software helps.…

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Supported OS and Browser versions at CSU

Hi Folks, ACNS has released the latest guidelines for OS and Browser support for the University. Systems running these versions will not receive security updates by their manufacturer. As a result, they are no longer considered secure. Moreover, access over VPN will be blocked and interoperability with University or College systems is not supported. If you…

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HR Phishing Email

  Hi Folks, We’ve been getting reports of a really good fake phishing email being delivered to WCNR folks. We’ve forwarded it to CSU’s IT Security group to help review and block the email however we wanted to give everyone a heads up to avoid accidental clicks. The email subject line is: “Important (Outstanding Payment).”…

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Data Privacy Day 2018

Colleagues: As you know, I am a big proponent of encouraging cybersecurity whenever I have the opportunity. Today, January 28, marks Data Privacy Day in the United States and Data Protection Day across much of the rest of the world. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the privacy issues in our connected, digital,…

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NCSAM Week 4: Malware and Phishing

Colleagues: As technology advances, the impact of cybercrime is becoming more costly and frequent. Incidents ensue through every day ‘phishing’ emails masked behind trusted sources, in infected websites that unknowingly capture personal information when entered, and as persuasive links that lock files until a ransom is paid. While online threats are constantly evolving, many cyber criminals…

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NCSAM Week 3: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet

Colleagues: With compounding growth of connected technologies –cars, household appliances, finances, healthcare, and more being increasingly managed by smart devices –we are confronted with the need for increased awareness to secure cutting-edge, technical innovations. Week 4 looks to the future and discusses how cybersecurity is being built into advanced technology along with areas of opportunity…

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NCSAM Week 2: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business

NCSAM Week 2: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business Colleagues: We are all part of protecting personal and organizational data in the workplace. From the Dean to an incoming entry-level employee, each organization’s cybersecurity posture is reliant on a shared level of vigilance and awareness. This week looks at how every employee can promote…

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Happy NCSAM 2017!

Colleagues: Welcome to Week 1 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017. Recognized every October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility –…

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