Beginning Monday, September 12, Enterprise Security will be implementing BuckeyePass to protect your personal information in the Employee Self Service (ESS) system within Human Resources. BuckeyePass is a multi-factor authentication service that provides a second layer of protection for university. You may already be using multi-factor authentication to log in to your bank account, email or social media accounts.
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Because password resets are among the most common requests our IT Service Desk receives, our IDM team has been working hard to provide a new password reset alternative. Beginning Monday, Aug. 1, users will have the ability to reset their passwords independently by requesting a reset code to their mobile device via SMS text message (SMS is “Short Message Service”).
While Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, the app’s success has been accompanied by a stark reminder that users need to be aware of the risks that mobile apps can pose to their personal safety. Play safe: be aware of the risks posed by access to you Google account information and location services and by the potential for criminals to use their knowledge of PokeStop and Gym locations to target victims.
It’s time for the OSU community to talk about what ransomware is, and how to protect against it. Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. Ohio State has seen some instances of ransomware – and the variants of ransomware are rapidly changing.
The Enterprise Security and the Wexner Medical Center Security teams are working together to offer a 90 minute discussion of Ransomware, for interested OSU faculty and staff.
Rockhurst University in Kansas City was targeted with a phishing scam that resulted in the theft of W-2 information from nearly 1,200 university employees. Ohio State was targeted by a similar scheme, but the administrator involved recognized that the email was a phishing message and promptly reported it to firstname.lastname@example.org