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Beware Ransomware

The IT Security Office has been receiving reports of computers becoming infected with “ransomware” such as Cryptolocker. As far as we know, this malware is targeting Microsoft Windows systems. Ransomware is malicious software that can encrypt data files on your computer with a key known only to the attacker. The files are still there, but […]

Cyber Security Awareness Resources – Week of 10/14 | Cornell IT News

Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This week, we’ve shared five new cyber security resources on our social media pages, including a survey you can fill out to tell us what cyber security topics you’d like to learn about and and a blog featuring RIT student posts about information security. Would you like to know […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

We lead Internet-connected, digital lives. At Cornell, home, and on the go, we work, learn, and play online. Even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, Cornell’s critical infrastructure—the vast connection of computers, data, and websites supporting our everyday lives through financial transactions, research and academic software, emergency response systems, personal records, communications, […]

Cornell enterprise online services

Sometimes, members of the Cornell community wonder why they should care about what cloud services they use, or why it’s important to use Cornell-contracted online services instead of other services. For example, there’s no shortage of places to store data, and with cloud offerings, the options are increasing. via Cornell enterprise online services and privacy […]

WiFi Reconnection – 4 August 2013

Starting on August 4, 2013, people using Cornell’s secure Wi-Fi services (RedRover-Secure or eduroam) will be prompted once per device to reconnect to the Wi-Fi network by accepting a new SSL certificate (RedRover users will not be affected). The changes we are making will have two primary benefits: 1. It will make it easier for […]

IT Security Video Gallery

The IT Security Office has produced a short how-to video, using the recent Java phish targeting Cornell, to help our community learn what to look for, there are also videos about phishing scams in general and password security. Please watch and share these videos with Cornell faculty, staff, and students All Three videos are available @ the IT: […]

Java Phish Catches Cornell by Surprise

In light of the recent fraudulent Java email that caused many Cornellians to be tricked, the IT Security Office would like remind the community that even with sophisticated spam filters in place, everyone at Cornell is continually bombarded with email phishing attempts trying to trick us into giving away our NetID password or downloading malicious […]

Holiday Phishing

The holiday season is upon us and on-line merchants are anticipating a 30 percent increase in purchases. Unfortunately, our increased cyber activity elevates our exposure to phishing activities. Be cautious when navigating to sites advertising promotions that are too good to be true, offering free merchandise or claiming you’ve won gift cards. Phishing attempts can […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NCSAM, is held every October to promote the ideals of cyber security. We urge you to take 6 minutes to watch the very valuable video at the link below. It was produced by SANS, a very reliable source for computer security training, certification and research. via SANS: IT Information Security […]

CU VPN to be updated on 31 July

If you use the VPN you know about it and if not you don’t need to read any further. This is just an FYI, there is no action needed on your part for this upgrade. The AnyConnect client for CUVPN will be upgraded July 31, 2012.  This is done on the CUVPN servers – clients […]

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