February News from Information Security

Welcome to February, the month of Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, World Cancer Day, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, World Day of Social Justice, and many other international, regional, and country-specific days of remembrance and celebration. This year it is also the…

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Data Breach Notification: Nitro PDF

In September of 2020 there was a breach of the Nitro PDF service. There were 77 million records exposed, which included email addresses, names and passwords for the service. There were 161 berry.edu or vikings.berry.edu email addresses included in the…

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Requests to Opt-In for Text Messaging from MediCat are Real

A large number of users have received emails from Berry College Health Services requesting that they opt-in to receive text messages in order to receive timely updates on our COVID19 response. These emails are real. The sender is NoReply@medicat.com, which…

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January News from Information Security

Welcome to 2021! Let’s hope it goes better than 2020. Welcome back to campus. I hope everyone had a good holiday, stayed healthy, and is ready to charge through the spring semester. As you attempt to settle back in, I…

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December News from Information Security

Welcome to one of the strangest Decembers we’ve ever had here at Berry. It is certainly the strangest of my 30 years here. The students are gone, but not done. Finals loom for some of them, then almost two full…

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November News from Information Security

We did it! We made it through October and Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I want to thank everyone who read the weekly articles, checked out the posters, and participated in the Virtual Scavenger Hunt. I want to congratulate Hanna Popa for…

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CAM Week 4 – Security Awareness Training and The Future of Connected Devices

Welcome to week 4 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month! This is it! This is the last week to participate in the Virtual Scavenger Hunt (VSH)! I hope you have all successfully advanced to the fourth and final week, but if not,…

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