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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,...

Email Safety Training Aims to Heighten Cyber Threat Awareness

By noemi.arraya on December 1, 2017 in News & Events

In November, the WashU Information Security Office (ISO) issued a mandatory email safety training in an effort to improve the university’s cyber defenses against phishing, a common cyber attack. The training focuses on identifying types of phishing schemes, recognizing the warning signs of scams ...

Breach Autopsy: Dissecting a Recent Attack on the University Network Presentation

By Aisha on October 5, 2017 in

Speaker: Brian Allen, Information Security Manager In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Information Security Manager, Brian Allen, is hosting a brown bag session titled, Breach Autopsy: Dissecting a Recent Attack to the University Network. This session will walk through recen...

New Phishing Email Detected

By Aisha on January 11, 2017 in Alerts

We have recently detected a new phishing attempt targeting the WashU community. The email falsely indicates that the target requested termination of their Office 365 account and instructs that clicking the link in the email will cancel the termination request. Do not click the link. If you receiv...

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OpenDNS Protects Campus Devices from Latest Threat

By bethanybooher on March 31, 2016 in News & Events

Last year, WashU Information Security Office (ISO) purchased a new security service that recently prevented campus users from being affected by a critical threat in an unforeseen way. The service, called OpenDNS, was designed to protect the University from known threats such as malware, spyware, ...