You Need to Update Your iPhone and iPad ASAP

Software Update iOS 14.4If you have an iPhone or iPad, you need to update your device right now. It’s okay, we will wait…

While you are waiting for the update download to complete, read on.

Apple has announced that its recent iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 update will help protect against three security vulnerabilities that “may have been actively exploited” by hackers. In yesterday’s document describing the security content of iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4, Apple stated the following. Continue reading You Need to Update Your iPhone and iPad ASAP

Fall 2020 Security Report Now Available

Fall 2020 Quarterly Security Report

Our Fall 2020 edition of the OIT Quarterly Security Update is now available to the SMU community.

In our Phishing Edition, we learn to think like a criminal in order to easily spot suspicious emails with the Biggest Phisher Contest and George Finney’s “The Psychology of Influence.” Ms. Security takes on HTTP/3 and how we can protect our kids, so they have a safe eLearning experience. We also plumb the depths of data security with a helpful infographic.

To access the report, click the button below
https://smu.box.com/v/OIT-Security-Report-2020-10

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This report is confidential and not intended for distribution outside the University.

“The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest: Last Week to Sign Up!

This October, prepare for the challenge of a lifetime. You’ve never witnessed a security awareness month like this.

The Biggest PhisherThis year for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), we are encouraging everyone to think more critically when reviewing emails by putting themselves in the villain’s shoes with the “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest. Find out what makes a good phishing email and how to spot them when they hit your inbox.

TWO WAYS TO PLAY

Continue reading “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest: Last Week to Sign Up!

Announcing “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest

This October, prepare for the challenge of a lifetime. You’ve never witnessed a security awareness month like this!

The Biggest PhisherThis year for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Office of Information Technology is encouraging everyone to think more critically when reviewing emails by putting themselves in the villain’s shoes and create their own phishing email as for the “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest. You will find out what makes a good phishing email, which in turn, will help you to spot the real ones when they hit your inbox. Continue reading Announcing “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest