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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Social Engineering

For as long as people have had “stuff,” there have been other people trying to trick them out of that “stuff.” These days, the “stuff” some people want to trick you out of is your sensitive information. To do that they use social engineering. Social engineering can take many forms: Someone pretending to be [...]

2017-10-30T11:40:10+00:00 October 30th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Personal Devices

For many of us, our electronic devices are key parts of our lives. Think of all the personal data on your phone, such as emails, contact lists and social media accounts. Your laptop probably contains even more sensitive information – saved passwords, financial documents and more. Here are some ways to safeguard your devices: [...]

2017-10-20T16:28:06+00:00 October 20th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that locks or scrambles files on an infected device. Payment is demanded in order for you to regain access to your files. However, there is no guarantee you will be able to access your files again. (Note that UIC does not make ransom payments.) Ransomware often spreads as [...]

2017-10-13T10:02:29+00:00 October 13th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Week One of Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on phishing. We’ve all seen phishing emails. They are the top reason people lose control of their data and log-in credentials. Phishing emails often tell you there is an urgent problem with your account and then link to a page where you’re asked to enter your personal [...]

2017-10-19T14:39:36+00:00 October 6th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|