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SSN Data Protection Training Now Available

The Information Security Office is happy to announce the release of an online training for employees working with SSNs.

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Remote Work Cybersecurity Awareness Training Now Available

The Information Security Office is happy to announce the release of an online training for employees requesting remote work assignments.

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5 Tips for World Password Day 2021

We have 5 tips for you to consider on World Password Day to better secure your accounts, devices, and data!

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Multi-Factor Authentication Prize Raffle

We are excited to announce a prize raffle for current students, faculty, and staff who enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) on their account by the end of April 16, 2021.

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Enabling User Choice with Multi-Factor Authentication

The University uses Microsoft's multi-factor authentication solution. That solution supports several options for users to be contacted for verification. Users can choose one or many of these options and choose which one is their default.

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Enhancing Security with Safe Links

Safe Links is a security protection from Microsoft that mitigates phishing and email attacks through email.

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Enhancing Security with Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides strong protection against threat actors that attack through email. The University will begin requiring the use of MFA to access Office 365 and related services.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 Webinar

Watch the recorded Cybersecurity Awareness Month webinar delivered by the Interim Chief Information Security Officer for the University, Dan Taube.

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Cyber Champions Help Secure the Bird

We all play a part in cybersecurity and should strive to be cyber champions.

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Recognizing and Responding to Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when an unauthorized party uses your personally identifying information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, Social Security Number (SSN), etc.) to assume your identity in order to commit fraud or other criminal acts.

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Make Strong Passwords to Boost Security

If we practice better password hygiene, we can greatly reduce the chance that cyber events occur.

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Can You Spot The Phishing Email?

YOU Are the Best Defense

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How Do I Protect Myself From Cybercriminals During COVID-19?

Cybercriminals know that the best time to turn a phish into a catch is when life gets overwhelming.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

October 2020 is the 17th year of organizations promoting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help their users be safer and more secure online.

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Advisory - Email Impersonation Attacks

We want to make the University community aware of an increase in email impersonation attacks. These attacks use impersonation of someone that has a working relationship with the recipient.

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Addressing IT-Specific Audit Findings

The Information Security Office is responsible for assisting internal and external auditors in completing control checks against IT systems and data. In the event that there are IT-specific findings once the audit concludes, the ISO is also responsible for communicating and managing the necessary corrective actions.

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Keeping data secure with SendTo

SendTo.IllinoisState.edu https://SendTo.IllinoisState.edu is a secure file transfer service available to University members. Individuals can send files between each other or with outside parties. It is also useful when the size of the files are too large for sending by email.

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Become a Password Pro

Account compromise is one of the top risks to users and organizations. It can cause data exposure, account lockout, and disruption of daily activities. With a few simple changes, you can reduce the chances of it happening to you.

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Advisory - Zoom "Bombers" and "Raiders" Solicit Meeting IDs

"Zoom bombing" can still occur despite instructors following best practices. This is due to private meeting IDs being shared by students.

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Introducing Information Security Docs

We are excited to introduce a dedicated location for the Information Security Office to publish and share documentation for the University.