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SEC Academic Conference to focus on cyber security

Feb. 28, 2018—The 2018 SEC Academic Conference, scheduled for April 8-10 at Auburn University, will focus on cyber security and includes a keynote address by Adm. Michael S. Rogers, United States Navy; commander, United States Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service.

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Protect yourself from malware by changing your computer habits

Oct. 25, 2017—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT has launched its annual campaign to make the university community aware of various security issues and how to respond.

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Patch your Windows system to protect from Wi-Fi vulnerability; use wired connection for other operating systems

Oct. 19, 2017—A vulnerability was identified Monday in all wireless internet connections. All VMDP-managed and DTS-managed Windows devices were patched this week and are no longer vulnerable to this attack.

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Protect yourself from identity theft by using multifactor authentication

Oct. 19, 2017—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT has launched its annual campaign to make the Vanderbilt community aware of various security issues and how to respond to each.

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Vanderbilt IT launches cybersecurity awareness campaign

Oct. 11, 2017—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT is launching its annual campaign to make the university community aware of various security issues in a series of blog posts.

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Equifax announces safeguards in wake of data breach

Sep. 14, 2017—On Sept. 7, Equifax announced that it had suffered a cybersecurity data breach. The company is allowing all U.S. consumers to sign up for one year of free credit monitoring.

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Vanderbilt IT speaks to University Staff Advisory Council about how to protect against phishing attacks

Aug. 9, 2017—Masood Sidiqyar, VUIT’s director of security operations, spoke to members of the University Staff Advisory Council Aug. 8 about how to spot a malicious email.

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New application will enhance protection against email phishing attacks

Aug. 2, 2017—VUIT will launch a new security program Monday, Aug. 28, to provide more protection to Vanderbilt email users from external phishing attacks.

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Protect yourself from phishing attacks

Jun. 29, 2017—With the advent of the new fiscal year, Vanderbilt IT is beginning to detect an increased amount of phishing activity targeted toward university employees. Review best practices now to protect yourself.

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Cybersecurity Alert-Ransomware Attack

May. 15, 2017—Last Friday, a global “ransomware” cyberattack was launched that has now reached computers in 150 countries, including the U.S. The cyberattack continues to present an ongoing threat for computers and systems that have not yet been protected. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to files on...

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Evolving technologies pose challenge for medical device security

Nov. 14, 2016—Health care has been relatively late to the cybersecurity game and is now behind the curve in addressing such threats, new research by Owen Graduate School of Management Dean M. Eric Johnson finds.

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Protect yourself from malicious or compromised websites

Oct. 27, 2016—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT has launched its second-annual campaign to make the Vanderbilt community aware of various security issues and how to respond to each through a series of blog posts.

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