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

Winter 2019 Security Report Cover
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

SMU CSO George Finney Recognized as Security Thought Leader

George Finney - Selected as a 2018 Security Magazine Thought Leader

We are proud to announce that OIT’s own George Finney has been featured as one of Security Magazine’s Security 500 as a Thought Leader for 2018!

George has worn many hats during his long career at SMU, and he has made great strides in revolutionizing cybersecurity practices during his time as Chief Security Officer. From modernizing physical security to the creation of a security operations center, George and his team have shown how important cybersecurity is to the success of SMU as a whole.

In addition to his duties as CSO, George has also written a book on cybersecurity practices: No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone. The book details common cybersecurity issues in an informative, entertaining, and above-all actionable way.

Congratulations to George on his achievement!