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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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Steps to protect yourself when using public Wi-Fi

Oct. 25, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) campus has a secured vuNet Wi-Fi connection that requires a valid VuNetID and an ePassword to access. In addition to authentication, all traffic on the vuNet Wi-Fi network is encrypted. The Medical Center Wi-Fi network is very secure, but that is not the case for many public Wi-Fi access points.

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Protect yourself from identity theft

Oct. 20, 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.

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Protect yourself from ransomware

Oct. 12, 2016—Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents a user from accessing his or her system through various forms of encryption. To decrypt these systems, hackers request a form of payment, or ransom, from the user in exchange for the key.

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Vanderbilt IT launches cybersecurity awareness campaign

Oct. 6, 2016—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT is launching its second annual campaign to make the Vanderbilt community aware of various security issues.

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Create strong, unique passwords to protect your digital identity

Jul. 5, 2016—Over the past few weeks, LinkedIn, MySpace and Tumblr announced that millions of user accounts have been compromised. VUIT strongly recommends that you proactively change your passwords for these services.

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Practice safe Web browsing to avoid ransomware

Mar. 10, 2016—One of the latest threats in the cyber world is the use of ransomware, a type of malware that prevents a user from accessing his or her system through various forms of encryption. Vanderbilt IT shares the best ways to protect yourself by practicing safe Web browsing.

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Protect yourself from phishing scams during tax season

Jan. 29, 2016—In recent years cyber criminals have used stolen Social Security numbers to file tax returns and claim fraudulent refunds. Phishers obtain SSNs through a corporate or government breach or by sending emails to lure unsuspecting users into providing sensitive personal information.

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