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Email Scam Impersonating IRS Targets University Students and Staff

With less than a month remaining of the spring semester, Computing Services wanted to take the opportunity to remind our students and employees of the threats posed by phishing attempts and email scams. Phishing attempts can be fraudulent emails and telephone calls from someone posing as a trustworthy source in order to obtain sensitive information […]

Today is Data Privacy Day

Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day, celebrated on January 28th each year, is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy, control their digital footprint, and escalate the protection of privacy and data as […]

Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Adams State has become aware of several attempts to file unemployment claims with the State of Colorado for individuals who are still employed at the University. These are known as “impostor claims” and there has been an increase across the country in such activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Human Resources has employment verification systems in […]

Cybersecurity Awareness: It’s Never Really Over

As we close out National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we hope that the information and resources we have shared has been useful. While we covered just a few topics to assist you in reducing cybersecurity risks, there are many others to consider. From using social media safely, employing passphrases to secure your accounts, and enabling two-factor […]

Cybersecurity Awareness: Phishing ~ Don’t Take the Bait

Did you know that over 90% of all cyberattacks begin with a phishing email? What is phishing? Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking […]

Cybersecurity Awareness: Ransomware 101

If you’ve been following recent election coverage, you may have heard about how Microsoft took action to disrupt a massive hacking operation that distributes ransomware, which the US government and independent experts have warned is one of the largest threats to the upcoming elections. So, what is ransomware? According to the National Cybersecurity Alliance (https://staysafeonline.org/), […]

Cybersecurity Awareness: If You Connect It, Protect It

We all make mistakes – and cybercriminals know this. One big one? Not keeping your software up-to-date.  Companies put out software patches for a lot of reasons, but a main one is to patch security holes. If you’re not updating, you’re not protected. So do a quick scan of all of your devices – computer, […]

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay protected whenever and however you connect. The overarching theme for this year’s campaign is: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. The cybersecurity and digital privacy of our students and employees is important and Adams State is proud to support this safety and education initiative. Throughout […]

Keep Your Halloween Cyber-Trick-Free

As we close out National Cybersecurity Awareness Month on this sunny Halloween, we hope that some of the tips we have shared have been useful. The more you know, the more you are prepared for the monsters, zombies, and mummies that are out there. Whether you’re on your phone, tablet, or computer, remember to Own IT. […]

Cybersecurity Tip #3 – Protect IT: if you connect, you must protect

It’s essential to take proactive measures to enhance cybersecurity at home, at work, and when you’re out and about. In previous weeks, we addressed how to best own and secure your personal information. Now, we need to safeguard all of that invaluable data, so here are some tips to help you “Protect IT.” Keep a Clean Machine: […]

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