Articles tagged with: Cyber Security Awareness Month

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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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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Updates and Upgrades: Do It!

Almost every electronic device we own these days keeps bugging us to do updates or upgrades – our computers, phones, TV’s, cars and most everything else. We receive notifications asking us to install updates, sometimes weekly, and it always seems at the most inconvenient times. But, updates and upgrades play a critical roll in keeping [ Read More ]

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Using Password Managers to Stay Safe Online

Whether it is posting in social media, reading email, banking, or any number of other things, if you are online, you will be using a password to access your account. Some people are really good about using secure password practices but many of us remember passwords by writing them down on a Post-It Note, using [ Read More ]

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Tips for Staying Safe Online With Your Social Media Accounts

Tips for Staying Safe Online With Your Social Media Accounts Social media has made the world a more connected place, and in most cases, that’s a good thing. But social media has also created easy access to people’s and business’ information. And that can be a very bad thing when it comes to hackers and [ Read More ]

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