Microsoft MFA for Students

Beginning in October, and over the course of several weeks, Multi-Factor Authentication will be enabled on Student accounts. Students should watch their email for the date of enabling for their account.  Students can prepare for this change now by ensuring your Security information is up to date.

Apple Security Advisory

Apple released security patches to address critical security defects in devices running iOS (including the newest iOS 14) and macOS (including Big Sur 11.6).
 
All users with either university-owned or personal Apple devices must check for and apply updates to address these vulnerabilities as soon as possible.

Get Cyber Safe

SANS Security Tips

Some of the most common indicators that you may have been include the following. Your friends tell you that they have received odd emails or messages from you, messages you know you did not send. Your password no longer works for one of your accounts, even though you know you never changed the password. Your anti-virus informs you that one of your files or computer is infected. You receive a pop-up message informing you that the files on your computer have been encrypted and you must pay a ransom to recover them.
You may not realize it, but you are a target. Your computer, work, personal accounts, and your information are all highly valuable to cyber criminals. Be mindful that bad guys are out to get you.
CEO Fraud / BEC is a type of targeted email attack. It commonly involves a cyber criminal pretending to be your boss or a senior leader and then tricking you into sending the criminal highly sensitive information, buying gift cards or initiating a wire transfer. Be highly suspicious of any emails demanding immediate action and/or asking you to bypass any security procedures.
Using technology securely can be overwhelming or confusing, especially for those who did not grow up with it. When helping secure those who are uncomfortable with technology focus on just the basics - 1) be aware of social engineering attacks 2) secure your home network 3) keep your systems updated 4) use strong, unique passwords 5) backup your key personal data
Be very careful of any lost USB drives you may find (such as in the parking lot or local coffee shop) or USB drives you are given at public events, like conferences. It is very easy for these devices to be infected with malware. Never use such devices for work, use only authorized devices issued to you by work.