October is Cyber Security Month
From the recent Equifax data breach to increased incidents of phishing attacks, cybercrime is on the rise and it can affect anyone at CWRU.
- Equifax increased the estimate of U.S. consumers potentially affected by its breach to 145.5 million people, while all Yahoo users, approximately 3 billion, were potentially affected by that breach.
- Phishing mails, the #1 delivery vehicle for malware and ransomware, have a much-too-large 30% open rate--despite nearly 80% of people stating they could not be fooled by one.
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Awareness Month Weekly Themes
Stop. Think. Connect.
UTech's Strategic Plan highlights Information Security among its top five priorities. Protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our information and information systems is a responsibility we all share and the Information Security Office within UTech is here to help. Loss, corruption or inappropriate access to information can interfere with CWRU's mission, interrupt business, damage reputations or result in negative financial consequences.
The Information Security Office assesses and helps CWRU organizations and members manage the risk of information loss or exposure and assists all departments in protecting the privacy of student, staff, faculty and research records.
ISO also serves as the reference and education center for data protection across the CWRU community. We help establish policies, advise in meeting our security and privacy goals and take an active role in many aspects of University Technology implementation.
Take a look through the website and learn how to protect your data; how to request assistance if you think something is not right with your electronic system; how to put a research protocol together involving sensitive information and more.