Author: Dan Boyd

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

Request to complete the NSSE survey is valid

A group of students received an email with the subject “Can you please help Berry College?”. This email is from Institutional Research and is an attempt to solicit feedback from students on their engagement here at Berry. This is a…

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March News from Information Security

March is here! Spring Break can’t be far away. This month we are focusing on protecting your rights as a consumer. We are all consumers at some point and we should take proactive steps to make sure we are making…

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Why Do I Need a Password Manager?

How many sites and services do you log into on a regular basis? Take a moment to think about everywhere you put in a username (usually your email address, but not always) and a password. At work, on social media…

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“Urgent Request” emails are fraudulent

Emails purporting to be from Tom Kennedy asking a single word question “Available?” are fraudulent. Some items to note in these emails. The sending address is “tkennedy.berry.edu@my.com” – clever, but definitely NOT from a Berry account. The signature is in…

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Service Update Messages from “office-365” are fake

Messages claiming your “office-365” email is “out of date” and asking you to click on a link to confirm it and prevent deactivation are fake. They will address you in the greeting with your email username and be signed “Microsoft…

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February News from Information Security

It’s February already! Classes are in full swing and Spring Break can’t get here fast enough! This month we are focusing on good use and management of social networks and social media.┬áThe content below is based on information provided by…

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Data Privacy Day is Monday, January 28th!

Come by the Information Security table in Krannert on Monday, January 28th for goodies and information about data privacy. The table will be available from 11:00AM until 1:00PM in the Krannert lobby. Hope to see you there! If you missed…

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