‘Cybersecurity Awareness Month’ Category

Security Awareness Training Reminder

A gentle reminder for all faculty and staff. The first half of your required Security Awareness Training is due on Nov. 9. We ask that you watch all of the videos and complete a very brief assessment by that date. Please note that we must meet completion requirements set forth by our insurance provider, so […]

Security Awareness Training Update

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and to celebrate, we will be launching our new-and-improved Security Awareness Training. This year, we have contracted with a new vendor to provide enhanced features, and more engaging content. Our goal is to provide 60 minutes of information security training throughout the year. We plan to break this up into […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Phishing and Ransomware

Phishing  is the fraudulent practice of sending emails claiming to be from a reputable source in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information such as passwords or credit card information.  It is a tool used to try to coerce people into clicking on a malicious site or to download malicious software such as Ransomware.  […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Data Breaches

Data breaches happen all the time, and often they are accompanied with little fanfare or subsequent notification to you, the user. If you’re concerned that your data may have been exposed, there’s a tool that can quickly cross-reference your Gustavus email address (or your personal email address) with known data breaches. Simply follow these steps […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Passwords

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Technology Services will be sharing some important safety tips to help keep you safe online.  The first in our series involves passwords.  Below are some key points to remember about passwords. Use Two-factor or Multi-factor authentication.  This prevents 99.9% of attacks on your account. Do not share your passwords […]