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Five Years of Accomplishments for National Cyber Security Awareness

Boise State is proud to be a National Cyber Security Awareness Champion, and as such we’ve promoted Stop. Think. Connect. each October since 2011. In that time, the National Cybersecurity Alliance has produced more than 100 online safety resources, and we’ve worked … (Read More) Five Years of Accomplishments for National Cyber Security Awareness

Increased Web Security on Campus

Recently, the Office of Information Technology rolled out new software, called OpenDNS, to better protect our systems from malware, viruses and phishing sites. If you encounter a webpage that is blocked by OpenDNS, you’ll see a message that looks similar to … (Read More) Increased Web Security on Campus

Practice Safe Gaming

The SANS Institute recently published tips to help protect your computer, your data and your money when gaming online: Be cautious of any messages that ask you to take an action, such as clicking on a link or downloading a file. Just … (Read More) Practice Safe Gaming

Data Privacy Day is January 28

Can you believe that thirty-four years ago, on January 28, 1981, the first international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection was signed? To commemorate this event, Data Privacy Day is observed every January 28. While we should remain focused … (Read More) Data Privacy Day is January 28

Notice of Fraudulent Email Messages Targeting Universities

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security have released a joint intelligence bulletin to alert university students, faculty and staff of possible “phishing” email messages targeting personal information. One email concerns a “Work from home” scam, and … (Read More) Notice of Fraudulent Email Messages Targeting Universities

Avoid a “Bah Humbug” Holiday Scam

The holidays are a time for eggnog, family and festive meals, but there’s also a dark side to the season: the scammers and hackers who are ready to pounce on the unaware. And this season may turn into a free-for-all … (Read More) Avoid a “Bah Humbug” Holiday Scam

Connect Securely. Connect Remotely.

Six weeks from now you’ll be Hawaii for winter break (dream with me). You’re really excited to leave work behind but there’s one report you’ll have to finish while you’re on vacation and you’ll need access to email and your … (Read More) Connect Securely. Connect Remotely.

Email Phishing Attempt on Nov. 6 at Boise State

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 10:13 a.m. Boise State Office of Information Technology effectively blocked the phishing link from the compromised account and reset the email account. If you submitted your Boise State information via the link in this email, contact … (Read More) Email Phishing Attempt on Nov. 6 at Boise State

Cyber Crime and Law Enforcement – NCSAM Week 5

Cyber crime can happen to anyone. However, many law enforcement agencies are taking advantage of technology to track down cyber criminals. Law enforcement agencies have released apps to help find child predators and have opened advanced labs to analyze malware. … (Read More) Cyber Crime and Law Enforcement – NCSAM Week 5

NCSAM: Cybersecurity for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Nation’s economy. Aside from the wide range of services they offer, small and medium-sized businesses store significant amounts of sensitive data, from customer information to intellectual property. While bigger businesses can … (Read More) NCSAM: Cybersecurity for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses and Entrepreneurs