IT Security Alert: “Meltdown” and “Spectre”

Dear Campus Community, Many of you have already seen the widespread media coverage of two new security vulnerabilities known as "Meltdown" and "Spectre." Background Meltdown is the name given to a design flaw that exists in all Intel computer processors since 1995.  This includes computers by popular vendors such as [...]

By | 2018-03-16T11:25:52+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Updates|

The Equifax Breach: What You Should Know

As you may have heard in the news, the credit reporting agency Equifax has suffered a major security breach exposing the personal data of millions of people. One of the better sources of information about this breach and what you can do to protect yourself can be found at the link below.  https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/09/the-equifax-breach-what-you-should-know/ If you [...]

By | 2018-03-16T11:25:52+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Updates|

Ransomware Alert “WannaCry”

There is a significant wave of infections impacting versions of Windows by a new ransomware called "WannaCry." Ransomware is a term used to describe malware that denies access to data or systems unless a ransom is paid to a cybercriminal.  Please browse to this link to read more about this malware. We want to assure [...]

By | 2018-03-16T11:25:52+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Updates|