Information Security

December 14 – Alert: Fake Bomb Threat Emails

By a.wylie on December 14, 2018 in Alerts, Announcements, Information Security

Details: The information Security Office has received reports that many other universities are receiving bomb threats demanding payments via bitcoin. InfoSec has communicated with WUPD and have been informed that these threats are the latest in a long line of fake threats attempting to make money...

April 10 – Phishing Alert

By allisonstewart on April 10, 2018 in Alerts, Announcements, Information Security

ALERT: Phishing phone calls DETAILS: It has been reported that people claiming to be with the WashU IT Help Desk are calling in an attempt to extract personal and/or password information. ACTION: Do not provide anyone your password. Please keep your passwords private to protect yourself and the s...

WashU Celebrates National Data Privacy Day

By noemi.arraya on January 25, 2018 in Information Security, News & Events

January 28 is National Data Privacy Day. According to Stay Safe Online, an educational website sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Data Privacy Day is observed in an effort to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. WashU stores,...