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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by spending 5 minutes a week updating your knowledge on what to look out for and how to help protect the Cornell community’s computers, networks, and mobile devices.​ Would you like to know more? Go to: Share the News: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month | IT@Cornell News.

Computer Viruses explained

How computer viruses compare to human viruses, and the role of prevention in being protected. Watch the video at Welcome | IT@Cornell News.

Regulated Data

As a custodian of institutional information, you are responsible for the Cornell data sent, stored or shared on all information technology devices — personal or university-owned — that you use. This responsibility includes choosing appropriate information technology (IT) to manage data. See all details at  IT: Guidelines for Using Campus IT Services with Regulated Data.


Over the next few weeks SafeDNS is being expanded from wi-fi and residence hall networks (in place since March 2013) to all campus networks. What is SafeDNS? SafeDNS is an added feature to our existing DNS infrastructure.  It is designed to help prevent computers at Cornell from being infected by malicious software. How does SafeDNS […]

iOS Security Alert

On Friday, Feb 21st, Apple announced that they discovered a serious vulnerability in iOS. If you have an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you should update the iOS software on that device as soon as possible. The vulnerability could allow criminals to intercept your secured communications over the Internet, divulging any private or sensitive […]

Identity Fraud

In the past few weeks, the retailers Target and Nieman Marcus have made announcements regarding hackers gaining access to large quantities of customer data including credit card information.In the wake of this news, the IT Security Office recommends that the Cornell community be alert for fraudulent email messages that may attempt to use these announcements […] security alert

If you have or have had an Adobe account, the password to that account has been compromised. Criminals have access to that password. You MUST CHANGE your Adobe password, and, if you use the same password for your Cornell NetID, you MUST CHANGE your Cornell NetID password immediately by visiting Would you like to know […]

International Travel Increases Risk of Data Loss

You should always take additional precautions when traveling internationally with electronic devices. If any of your devices are compromised while traveling internationally, having taken these precautions will reduce the negative impacts for you and for Cornell. See the Cornell IT Security Office recommendations: Guidelines for International Travel with Technology International travel increases the likelihood that […]

Cloud computing: Four ways to protect your identity and your data in the cloud

To save resources, protect data and make access to services easier, IT@Cornell strongly encourages the campus community to use enterprise cloud services with a Cornell contract whenever possible. But what about those times when you find you must use a consumer cloud service? How can you protect the university’s data, your data and your online […]

Cyber Security Awareness Resources 14 Oct

Next week is Halloween! Phishing (when cyber criminals try to trick people into giving away personal information—like passwords, credit card numbers, etc.) is still one of Cornell’s most challenging cyber security issues. Criminals can dress up any email to look the part, so that you click on a link to a malicious site. If you […]

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