Always pay attention to your surroundings. Shoulder surfing is a form of social engineering behavior used by those with malicious intent to gain access to the private information of others such as usernames, passwords, personal identification numbers (PINs) and such other confidential data by looking over the victim’s shoulder without the victim’s knowledge. Some tips
What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software that is installed onto your device once it is compromised, that will both take over important files on the device, or the entire device, and request a ransom be paid for the user to regain access. While ransomware isn’t new to the cybercriminals resume, other advances in technology
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity targeting Hurricane Dorian disaster victims and potential donors. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should exercise caution in handling any email with a hurricane-related
Why is computer security important? Because computers play such critical roles in our lives, and because we input and view so much personally identifiable information (PII) on them, it’s imperative to implement and maintain computer security. Strong computer security ensures safe processing and storage of our information. How can I improve my computer’s security? The
Fordham University is partnering with CrowdStrike and will be implementing an endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution. This is an advanced security tool that detects malware, viruses, and many other kinds of malicious activity. How can I ensure my workstation is protected? Fordham IT will be deploying this product via the Fordham network. Employees should
One of the most common cyber attacks involves sending e-mails posing as friends, professors and coworkers. Attackers are hoping you share your credentials and other personal information that they can use to compromise your account.
Learn how to identify and protect yourself against Spam and Phishing attacks HERE.
Cybersecurity is the shared responsibility of everyone. Students, staff and faculty alike can help contribute to an enviroment of safe online practices. There are many things you can do to help keep everyone’s information safe.