Author: Dan Boyd

Director of Information Security with the Office of Information Technology at Berry College

December News from Information Security

and most everyone’s bank account is trying to recover from Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. As we move into this season of searching for the best deals, figuring out how to purchase them all, waiting for packages to arrive and being very busy, let’s all remember that to cyber-criminals, scammers, phishers and the like, this season means something very different to them than it does to us.

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November News from Information Security

Welcome to November! The end of the semester is vaguely in sight, but we have Thanksgiving coming before that happens. I hope everyone enjoyed the Halloween weekend, avoided eating too much candy, and are ready for the time to change this coming weekend. Yep, it’s coming…

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CAM 2021: Week 4 – Prioritizing Cybersecurity

This week we will discuss making cybersecurity a priority, both at work and at home, particularly in this time of occasional to full-time work-from-home. We’ll look at how we can begin to think about cybersecurity first whenever we are adding devices to our home network and dealing with personal and work data.

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CAM 2021: Week 3 – Careers and Training in Cybersecurity

This week we are examining two topics that are closely related. The number of potential careers in cybersecurity are expanding rapidly, with positions in everything from “in the weeds” technical to very interpersonal management and legal positions. Cybersecurity is one of the hottest sectors today, with new threats and challenges emerging each day. And with that, there is a huge push being undertaken by both business and education sectors to attract individuals toward a degree and career in cyber. Interested in joining this exciting new workforce?

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Everfi Emails are Required Training

If you receive an email from Everfi claiming you have a new assignment, this is a valid email notifying you of required Title IX training. This was explained in an email sent October 13th from Wayne Phipps in Human Resources….

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CAM 2021: Week 2 – Don’t Get Caught By Phishers

Welcome to week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month! The topic for this week is phishing. We’ll look at three ways to build your phishing defenses and discuss an example of a common phishing email related to expiring passwords. Despite often…

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CAM 2021: Week 1 – Be Cyber Smart!

At a time when we are more connected than ever, being “cyber smart” is of the utmost importance. Luckily, there are several steps that we can take (and have taken) to mitigate risks and stay one step ahead of the bad guys.

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