Recent Changes Made to Duo Security

DuoOn Tuesday, January 4, 2022, a security change was made in Duo, preventing the “call me” or SMS passcode options by the SMU community, as these factors were susceptible to vulnerability and fraud.

How does that apply to me?

An alternate method for two-factor authentication is now required, either by using a hardware token or by installing the Duo Mobile app on your mobile device.

If you previously used the “call me” or SMS passcode options as your primary method to two-factor, please complete the following steps: Continue reading Recent Changes Made to Duo Security

GoDaddy Customer Email Addresses Compromised in Recent Breach

Phishing WarningThe Verge is reporting this week that the web host and domain registrar GoDaddy is dealing with the fallout of a recent security breach that resulted in the exposure of over one million customer email addresses. This breach primarily affected customers of GoDaddy’s WordPress blog hosting services. GoDaddy has stated that the hackers utilized a compromised password to gain access, which is all too common with the proliferation of phishing scams and other nefarious methods. Continue reading GoDaddy Customer Email Addresses Compromised in Recent Breach

Don’t Be Outsmarted by Your Smart Devices 🧠

We’ve talked about cybersecurity in the office and at coffee shops. Let’s wrap up the month of Cybersecurity Awareness Month chatting about cybersecurity at home!

First up is personal devices for work. This one’s easy: don’t use them! But if you do, make sure to get them approved by our security team first. Continue reading Don’t Be Outsmarted by Your Smart Devices 🧠

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

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Friday Update

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is in full swing. OIT has joined the annual campaign led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA). The campaign emphasizes how the public and private sector can work together and to do our own individual part in building a secure online world. This year we are continuing to use the overarching theme of “Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart.” Many cyber professionals are aware of the risks and issues in our increasingly virtual world. At SMU, we want your help to improve out cyber posture and use the knowledge you get at work to help others take a safe and aware approach to cybersecurity.

Each of us can get involved this October to help all of us be more safe and secure online. Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart by utilizing the following resources: Continue reading Cybersecurity Awareness Month Friday Update