You may have heard that Enterprise Security will soon put security in place that will block employees from forwarding their osu.edu email accounts to other accounts outside of the university (this change does NOT affect students, emeriti and non-employee alumni with Lifetime Email Forwarding Service).
Most people know that using strong and unique passwords is the best way to protect your information, but how can you remember all of them? Password managers are the solution to remembering the strong and unique passwords you set for every account.
In the course of your work for The Ohio State University, you may need to access institutional data that must be kept secure and confidential. To help you understand your responsibilities when handling institutional data, we encourage you to educate yourself by taking training that outlines the university's Institutional Data Policy. This training is recommended for all university employees and it is required annually for anyone with access to restricted data.
Wrapping up the summer with a last-call vacation? What would you do if your phone decides to make a splash when you are poolside? There’s nothing worse than losing all your data – photos, contacts and lists – because your device is hacked, lost, stolen or destroyed. Back up your assets for a faster recovery.
Whether you’re a Newb, a Wizard or even a Ninja, a cybercriminal can take all the fun out of gaming by luring you into downloading software or clicking a link that infects your computer and exposes your personal info. You can still enjoy gaming with players across the globe by following basic security practices like applying strong passwords, keeping your system current and using common sense (don’t click on weird sh*t).
Like many large organizations, Ohio State email accounts continue to be targets of an increasing number of email phishing attacks. We block many of these attacks before they can reach you, but cybercriminals are constantly devising ways to elude our defense systems. Users like you assist us in detecting even more emails by reporting suspicious messages so we can block them before they target other users.
Last month, the WannaCry ransomware epidemic spread globally, affecting thousands of victims worldwide by infecting their computers with ransomware. Hackers essentially took computer files hostage until victims paid to have those files unlocked. This month, SANS provides lessons learned from this massive malware attack.
People lose mobile devices. Sometimes they get stolen. They can also be hacked. So we need Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), and Enterprise Security has reviewed solutions that can work for a widely disparate group of business units, colleges, faculty and staff.
As you know, on Friday there was a worldwide ransomware attack. Though that attack is currently partially halted, there are additional versions currently released that are live and active. Technical staff should be aware that this family of ransomware works by exploiting the Server Message Block vulnerability. Microsoft released patches on March 14 to address this.
Calling all parents, babysitters and those who watch over young children! The May edition of OUCH!, a monthly security newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, is all about keeping children safe while using the internet.
When it comes to securing children online, there are both technological challenges and educational challenges: