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Beware of Phishing Email Attacks on Campus

Computing Services has received an increased number of reported phishing emails being sent to ASU employees. Many of these messages are being sent in an effort to impersonate the President’s account to trick you into replying to the message or sharing information with the scammer. This is a classic example of a “spear phishing” attack, […]

Cybersecurity Tip #5 – It’s a Hacker’s Paradise

As we close out National Cybersecurity Awareness Month on this snowy Wednesday, we hope that some of the tips we have shared have been useful. The more you know, the more you are prepared for the various threats that are out there. Whether you’re on your phone, tablet, or computer, remember that it’s our shared […]

Cybersecurity Tip #4 – Phishing: Don’t Get Hooked!

Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment. This type of attack is called phishing. Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites (clicking on a link) to collect personal and financial information or to infect your machine with malware […]

Cybersecurity Tip #3 – Safety Tips for Mobile Devices

We are now well into Cybersecurity Awareness Month and hope some of the tips we’ve shared have been helpful. This week’s topic is how to stay safe while using your mobile device. Today’s mobile devices — including smartphones, laptops, and tablets — are as powerful and connected as any personal computer. Remember to take the […]

CS Maintenance for tonight + Cybersecurity Tip #2

***Thursday Night Maintenance*** We have several maintenance items scheduled for this evening: First, beginning at 7:00 PM this evening, we will be reindexing and updating App Xtender. Then, beginning at 9:00 PM, we will be installing Windows Updates to all PCs on campus. Users are encouraged to log off but leave their computers on when […]

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Now in its 15th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) — observed every October — was created to help everyone have the resources to stay safe and secure online. This year’s NCSAM theme is Our Shared Responsibility. We lead internet-connected, digital lives. From our desks and homes to on-the-go, we work, learn and play online. […]

Important Copyright Notice and Information for Students

As the fall semester gets underway, I’m writing to remind you of the risks involved with illegally downloading and/or sharing of copyrighted music, movies, games and software over the Internet. Unauthorized obtaining, sharing or offering such copyrighted material is illegal and in violation of U.S. copyright law. If caught, you may face severe civil and […]

Cyber Security: What is “Malware” and leave scam trolling to the experts…

We have all heard the term “malware” bandied about. Here is the explanation from the experts at the SANS institute: Have you ever wanted to reply to the Nigerian Prince with a fortune to share?  Here are some tips from the expert:

CS Maintenance for Thursday, 10/19, 2017 & Cyber-Security Awareness Month Post #3

Beginning at 9:00 PM, campus PCs will receive updates to Windows and Java. All PC users are encouraged to log off and leave their computers on when leaving work today to aid in the installation process. Also beginning at 9:00 PM, Computing Services will be performing maintenance on several back-end systems. There will be minimal […]

Cyber Security: Don’t get rained on in the cloud!

Don’t get rained on in the cloud!  Follow these tips on data security in the “cloud” from the experts at the SANS Institute: Be aware of “what is being shared with whom” and try not to be in more than one place at a time on Tuesdays…

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