Did you know there are just a few basic steps you can take to keep your devices and information secure? All you need to remember is that you are the most powerful defense against hackers. Just know, with great power comes great responsibility.
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Have you ever received a suspicious email from someone claiming they work for the IRS? Or an out-of-place phone call that asks you to respond to the IRS immediately? What about an unexpected text with an attached tax form? You’re not alone!
You’ve likely sent a text to your mom that started as innocent—until autocorrect had some fun with your message. But have you ever sent an email to the wrong auto-completed address? Or written an email while angry and then accidentally replied to an entire group of coworkers? Including your boss?
In the September edition of OUCH!, a monthly security newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, you can learn simple email etiquette, appropriate for all your personal and professional communications.
You are likely a pro at spotting phishing emails—the ones with poor grammar, asking you to log into your bank account through a suspiciously long link. But how do you defend against fraudulent emails that appear to be coming from the CEO? Your boss? Someone from a company you regularly do business with?
An ongoing challenge to managing information security at Ohio State is making sure university organizations comply with federal and state regulations regarding privacy and security. That’s why Enterprise Security has released updated versions of Ohio State’s Information Security Standard (ISS) and Information Security Control Requirements (ISCR).
We want to alert Ohio State students to a fraudulent scheme involving a third party offering to pay your Ohio State tuition charges in order to save you money. This information has also been shared with students by Ohio State Enrollment Services.
In this scam, a person asks for your Ohio State username and password to pay your tuition charges by credit card. Once you receive a confirmation of the credit card payment, you are instructed to send the person a wire transfer payment or a check for that amount less 5 percent.
Despite receiving a confirmation of the credit card payment, the payment is fraudulent and will eventually be rejected by the credit card company, leaving you with a balance still due to Ohio State.
The Enterprise Security Group manages the SSL certificate process using InCommon as our vendor. It is possible to do wildcard certificates with this process, but only recognized owners of the domain space (i.e. the registered DNAs) may request wildcard certificates for their subdomains.
This is not a mandatory program; units are allowed to purchase from any retailer but OCIO IT Security offers this as a cost saving option with a reputable reseller that we have vetted.
We’re proud to announce the 2016 Ohio State University Cyber Security Day will take place on Thursday, October 20 at the Ohio Union. This year the theme is raising the bar.
Enterprise Security is releasing BuckeyePass, a multi-factor authentication service that provides a second level of protection beyond your usual Ohio State username and password. BuckeyePass is powered by Duo Security, a leading IT security company.
Beginning September 12, all university employees, including student employees, will be required to use BuckeyePass to log in to Employee Self Service within Human Resources.