Tag: Privacy

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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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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CAM Week 3 – Phishing and Healthcare Devices

Welcome to week 3 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month! I hope you are all advancing in the Virtual Scavenger Hunt (VSH), but if not, there are some clues later in the article to help you along. If you haven’t yet started,…

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Data Breach Notification: Covve

In February of 2020, it was revealed that Covve, who bills their address book app as the “smartest, simplest, contacts app”, experienced a data breach. Covve left a database exposed to the Internet without a password. There were nearly 23…

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February News from Information Security

Welcome to the much delayed February newsletter! I apologize for the tardiness of this edition. There is a fair amount of news to share, some of it WAY overdue, so I’ll start there. First, if you are using multi-factor authentication…

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Data Privacy Day – Krannert Table

Come by the Information Security table in Krannert between 11:30 and 1:00 PM for information about protecting your privacy, the chance to ask questions and get answers face to face, and to pick up some delicious edible items.

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Data Breach Notification: Data Enrichment Exposure

In October, a large database was left unsecured and exposed to the Internet. This database contained “enriched” data profiles, which means that someone had taken some basic information about a person, like an email address or social media profile, and…

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