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  • Malware Wears Costumes, Too

    Malware wears costumes, too
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
      MS-ISAC Monthly Tips Newsletter October 2015 October is not only National Cyber Security Awareness Month; it's also the time to celebrate Halloween, a time of fun, candy, and costumes. Much like trick or treaters and other Halloween mischief makers, malware can use ‘costumes’ to disguise what it is and to trick you into installing it. These ‘costumes’ come in many forms, but if you know what to look for, you can avoid the tricks. Trojan Horses Trojan Horses are a type of malware that misrepresent themselves to look legitimate, much like the Trojan Horse the Greek army used to enter Troy. Tro...Read More
  • Where Should I Store My Data?

    Looking at data security
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
      Unsure as to what kind of data you handle in your role at the University?  Consult our Data Classification and Handling Standard, as well as the Quick Reference Guide, for where this data can be stored.Read More
  • What Is A VPN?

    Locks and binary code
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    Sophos has a new blog series called "What is. . . . ".  The blog is designed to "turn technical jargon into plain English."  The first in the series is "What is a VPN?"  by Sophos' Paul Ducklin.  Enjoy the article!    Read More
  • Smartphone, Social Media, and Secure Travel Smart Cards

    Monday, August 24, 2015
    We all want to use the web and our mobile devices securely, but who has the time to research ad nauseum for best practices? The guides below (developed by Novetta in consultation with the FBI) will provide you quick and easy information on securely navigating the internet and social media, as well as protecting your identity and smartphone. Facebook Smart Card Google Smart Card LinkedIn Smart Card Smartphone Smart Card Traveling Safely with Smartphones Smart Card Twitter Smart Card Read More
  • Back to School! Time to Think!

    Think!
    Monday, August 17, 2015
    Academic year 2015-16 is about to begin.  Start the year right, and be safe.  Visit our Think! webpage for information on secuing your devices and information.  Have a secure year!Read More

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