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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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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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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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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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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 against phishing attacks

Feb. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt IT has compiled the following information about what a phish looks like, common techniques used by attackers after an account is compromised, and best practices to protect yourself from becoming a victim of phishing.

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‘Spear phishers’ proving hard to neutralize

Jan. 28, 2014—It may take repeated and varied exposure to anti-spear phishing messages before employees get the message, according to research.

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Students try to hack ‘Bank of Vanderbilt’ in network security class

Jul. 22, 2011—Yuan Xue is among the Vanderbilt engineering faculty training computer science leaders of the future to build and maintain more secure networks through innovative teaching methods.

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Precautions recommended in wake of attempted hacking

Jun. 21, 2011—Strengthening password is key to thwarting computer hackers.

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