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:
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, alumni and those with Lifetime Email Forwarding Service).
According to a Symantec Security Threat Report, in 2016 there were 20 data breaches in higher education, exposing the personal information of approximately 5 million people. Those figures illuminate a grim reality -- it only takes the loss of one person’s user name and password to expose the private information of thousands, or even millions, of other system users.
Has the task of creating a new password every 180 days gotten challenging? Are you running out of ideas for secure passwords to protect your university identity? There is a way to create hard-to-crack passwords, and it’s easier than you might think.
Snapchat. YouTube. Amazon Prime NOW. All totally essential apps, amiright? But have you ever gone to download a brand new gaming app that looks suspicious? Low reviews, limited legit feedback, and for some reason, the app needs access to your GPS data?
Last week was Valentine’s Day, a holiday that celebrates romance and love. No doubt the Pew Research Center had this in mind when it released their February 11 study indicating that 15% of Americans adults have used online or mobile apps to find love (http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/02/11/15-percent-of-american-adults-have-used-online-dating-sites-or-mobile-dating-apps/.
Please join us in welcoming Jason Kientz to the Enterprise Security Awareness and Training Team.