OIT Security Update: Working from Home Securely

OIT Quarterly Security Update (Spring 2020) Cover

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

In this edition, we meet Dr. Stephen Sekula and find out how he is helping other faculty members navigate the new world of teaching online securely. We share some strategies for ensuring we all keep the University secure while working remotely. We offer some tips on how to prevent Zoom bombing. Plus, find out how cyber-criminals are looking to exploit public fears generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Winter 2020 Security Report Now Available

Winter 2020 Security Report Cover
Our Winter 2020 edition of the OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community.  In this edition, we discuss how to protect your children when they have their own mobile phone, how to secure your kids online including instructions for adjusting privacy settings, a little online etiquette, and Ms. Security returns to answer questions COPPA and TikTok.

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Anti-Phishing Campaign Expands to Student Accounts

AnitPhish (Anti-Phishing Campaign)After the success of our anti-phishing campaigns sent to faculty and staff, the OIT Security team will soon be expanding this program to the student body to continue to educate as many in the community as possible about what to look for in suspicious e-mails.

Phishing is one of the most common ways that criminals use to obtain your login credentials or other personal information to wreak havoc. By learning what to expect in these messages, you can get rid of them quickly instead of getting tricked! Students can expect these anti-phishing campaign messages to be sent out starting this week.

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Winter 2019 Security Report Now Available

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Our Winter 2018 edition of the OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community.  In this edition, we show how a new phishing scam is using supervisor’s email addresses to request gift cards, we cover a data breach that exposed the personal information of up to 383 million people, and Ms. Security returns to discuss how an app is being sued for misleading consumers about data collection.

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Welcome to Cyber Security Awareness of the Month Club

SMU OIT 2019 Calendar CoverBy the time you are reading this, many of you on campus have received your 2019 Cyber Security Awareness Calendar.  In an effort to promote and remind the SMU community of their role in cybersecurity, the OIT Security Team has created an educational and fun calendar to hang proudly at your desk.  Continue reading Welcome to Cyber Security Awareness of the Month Club