Cybersecurity Advisory: Log4j Vulnerability

Apache Log4j LogoSMU has been actively reviewing all systems and associated third-party services following the alert issued by the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), highlighting a vulnerability in Log4j. Log4j is an open source software package created by the Apache Foundation to record activity within an application. Continue reading Cybersecurity Advisory: Log4j Vulnerability

3G Radio Sunset Could Spell Disaster for Home Alarm Systems

This post originally appeared in the Summer 2021 OIT Security Report.

3GTelecom companies are moving closer to shutting down their 3G wireless networks, and this shutdown is creating some unforeseen consequences when it comes to safety and security. Most news sources have focused on cell phone users being forced to upgrade their phones, but another service, the home security alarm, will also need to be addressed by customers, as well as medical devices like pacemakers monitors. Continue reading 3G Radio Sunset Could Spell Disaster for Home Alarm Systems

The Biggest Phisher: The Results!

The Biggest PhisherThanks again to everyone who was able to join The Biggest Phisher awards call this afternoon. We will be working with HR to notify the winners…and if you missed it, our winners were: Neil Robinson and Nicole Babilya (the Biggest Phishers) and Jeanne Sutherland and Mai Bui (the Biggest Phish Writers).

But… you’re all winners! We’ll be putting our SMU Cybersecurity Challenge coins in the mail to you sometime in the next week or so.

You asked for the final leaderboard…and this is the complete list: Continue reading The Biggest Phisher: The Results!

The Biggest Phisher: Final Week Wrap Up

The Biggest PhisherAnd that’s a wrap!

You did it!

You made it to the end of the Biggest Phisher!

You are now one of the most highly trained phish spotters ever! Throughout the month, you received 22 of the most challenging phishing messages we’ve ever sent here at SMU. Overall, 93% of the time, y’all didn’t click… and y’all kept getting better throughout the month!

At this point in the email, I usually insert the leaderboard. But you’ll have to tune in on November 5, 2020, at 1 p.m. to find out the winners! (You don’t have to be present to win, I’ll let you know either way). It was a real nail biter right up until the end.

Thank you again for being a part of this! I hope you had some fun. Continue reading The Biggest Phisher: Final Week Wrap Up

The Biggest Phisher: Week 3 Wrap Up

The Biggest PhisherThere was a huge shakeup this week, and now one phisher has taken sole control of first place. But there are still a lot of phishers in striking distance as we head into the home stretch! The top 30 phishers all still have a chance to take the title home!

The Leader Board

Place Codename
1st Turkey
2nd SneakySniffer
3rd Sally Ride
4th Valkyrie
5th Obtuse
6th emtrek
7th phishfood
8th techOne
9th Sivermist
10 OffTheHook

Continue reading The Biggest Phisher: Week 3 Wrap Up