Articles tagged with: Security

Silver Sparrow: What is it and How to remove it

Mike Lane – DASNR ITFebruary 24, 2021 What is Silver Sparrow? In February researchers at Red Canary announced that a “new” macOS malware strain had been discovered, naming it “Silver Sparrow”. As of February 17th, the malware had been detected in over 29,000 macOS devices across 153 countries; a majority of the infections reside in [ Read More ]

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Zoom Security: Updates

When you are hosting a Zoom meeting, security is essential to the success of your meeting. Zoom has become one of the most popular online conferencing tools in use today. Along with the rise in popularity, comes an increase in security risks. One of the biggest problems currently is Zoom-Bombing which is when a group [ Read More ]

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Increased Cybersecurity Threats During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19’s Impact on Cybersecurity  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations and individuals to embrace new practices such as social distancing and working remotely. While the world is focused on the health and economic threats posed by COVID-19, cyber criminals around the world are trying to capitalize on this crisis.  Industry cybersecurity experts have observed a [ Read More ]

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End of Life (EOL) Are You Safe?

We all know about our software always wanting to install updates. Windows, Office, Adobe, Zoom, and just about any other software we install. At some point your software wants you to install, buy, download, or do an upgrade to a new version. This usually means the previous software versions will no longer be supported, End of Life (EOL). Now, [ Read More ]

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Cybersecurity 2020: Safeguard Your Data

Why should you care? How would you feel if you walked into your office tomorrow and your computer was gone? Does your physical and emotional state worsen if you realize all your data that you accumulated over the years was suddenly ripped out of your hands? Even worse, what if the data now in the [ Read More ]

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Cybersecurity 2020: Phishing

The Federal Trade Commission explains that phishing “is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that appears to be from a well-known source.” The message attempts to get you to share valuable personal and sensitive information such as login names and passwords, bank account information or a social security number.    Tips to spot a phishing [ Read More ]

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Securing your Zoom Session

Zoom has experienced a surge in the number of people that are using its video conferencing software in the past few weeks. While this surge has been great for their business, it has also brought out some security issues with their standard set of options. Zoom-Bombing is one particularly annoying security issue that Zoom users [ Read More ]

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Cyber Security and Your Personal Devices

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become the standard instead of the exception for many organizations, with an estimated 70% of mobile professionals using personal devices for work-related activities. As to be expected, many businesses have been hesitant in allowing their employees to use personal devices due to concerns with security. As such, many companies [ Read More ]

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Password and Account Protection

Online access provides you with incredible opportunities: check a bank statement, pay a mortgage, make a credit card payment, check a credit score, and order just about anything then have it delivered to your house! But each of these tasks requires you to login to a website or app, and keeping each account safe is [ Read More ]

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Cyber Security Awareness in 2019: Acronyms and Their Uses

Often, IT professionals get (unfairly!) accused of excessive use of acronyms. FYI: DYK that in DASNR @ OSU we love aconyms too, IMHO. LOL! But cyber security is something we all should take seriously. In this article, we define several phrases or terms you may have seen – maybe some are new to you – and [ Read More ]

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