Information Security News

Secure It! Navigating the Phishy Social Engineering Ocean

Whether we like it or not, we all have a digital footprint. Information about both our professional and personal lives are exposed, floating around the vast cyber ocean.

iCloud Ransomware Vulnerability

Windows users are advised to update iTunes/iCloud/Bonjour as soon as possible, as there is a severe Ransomware risk to their systems caused by a vulnerability in the Windows version of iCloud.

 

Own It!: Keeping Social Networking, Privacy Settings,  and Mobile Apps Secure

Social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Snapchat or messaging platforms like Slack, WhatsApp, or Skype allow us to share personal updates while communicating with friends and co-workers across the globe.

NCSAM Crossword Puzzle

In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Information Security department would like to provide you with a fun way to learn some of the commonly used terms in cybersecurity. We thought the best way to do this would be to create a crossword puzzle for our campus community.

Avoid Gift Card Scam Emails

There has been an increase in emailed scam attempts received by members of the university community. The type received most often has been a gift card scam. Such scams appear to come from a department chair or other high-ranking employee asking the recipient to purchase multiple gift cards.

Patching for Microsoft Worm Vulnerability

Microsoft has released security updates to prevent a vulnerability to computer worms in some older operating systems, both server and desktop versions.

Shielding Against Social Engineering Attacks

This month, University Technology’s ([U]Tech) Information Security Office is marking Data Privacy Month by sharing information to help Case Western Reserve University community members keep their information private a

Six Signs of Being Hacked

This month, University Technology’s ([U]Tech) Information Security Office will recognize Data Privacy Month by sharing information to help Case Western Reserve University community members keep their information private and secure. 

Data Privacy Month

This month, University Technology’s ([U]Tech) Information Security Office is marking Data Privacy Month by sharing information to help Case Western Reserve University community members keep their information private a

Zoom Security Update

On 11/29/2018, a flaw in the Zoom client (for Windows, Mac, and Linux) allowed an attacker to hijack control of the presenter's desktop, send spoofed messages and kick attendees out of the Zoom meeting (CVE-2018-15715).

Phishing Alert: Chinese Language Phone Call Scam

The Information Security Office (ISO) wants to alert CWRU community members of a scam phone call that has been received recently by several people.

Proper Credit Card Data Usage and Storage on Campus

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Protect Against Malware

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

10 Tips to Help You Stay Safe from Malware*

Safe Web Browsing

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

4 Tips to Help You Browse the Web Safely*

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Facebook Cyberattack and Data Breach

What Users Can Do in Response to the Facebook Cyberattack and Data Breach

Overview of Meltdown and Spectre for CWRU

Reports appeared in the first week of January of two security hazards, called “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” caused by vulnerabilities in microprocessors. This is a report from UTech summarizing the basic issues and answering key questions for the CWRU community.

Cyber Security Awareness Month - Google Security Checkup

Equifax, Target and Yahoo are just three of the more prominent names to have made headlines for cyberattacks that put at risk the confidential information of billions of people worldwide. Keep yourself cybersafe with a Personal Security Audit.

Cyber Security Awareness Month - Settings for Security

Are you keeping your mobile devices as protected as possible? Start with your connection. Make sure you know the security levels, concerns and considerations of any wireless network you are using.