Information Security

Happy Data Privacy Day!

Happy Data Privacy Day! This is a day for respecting #privacy, safeguarding #data & enabling trust #DPD14 Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint.  Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of…

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Windows Service Center Scam

Fresh off the heels of last week’s Crypto Locker issue comes a new threat to Cyber Security : the MS Windows Service Center Scam. More involved than just an e-mail hoax, this scam involves users receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be a customer service representative. “The main pitch is that there have…

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Crypto Locker Holds SJU Files Hostage

As was mentioned in a recent IT Alert, numerous campus computers were infected with a very serious, destructive piece of malware called “Crypto Locker”. Wikipedia defines malware as “software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.[1] It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content,…

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Mobilizing Cyber Security.

As our lives become more dependent upon instant communication, a growing number of people are purchasing some type of mobile device allowing on the spot Internet access. In “The mobile web in numbers,”  Royal Pingdom offered the following statistics regarding mobile devices and the massive amount of data trafficked and consumed by their users: 5.9…

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NCSAM: Celebrating 10 Years of Cybersecurity Awareness

This October marks the 10th anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has helped educate online consumers and businesses about cybersecurity issues and the best practices for avoiding them. As a growing number of consumers turn to online shopping as their…

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