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Vanderbilt IT launches cybersecurity awareness campaign

Oct. 8, 2018—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 through a series of blog posts.

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Protect yourself from phishing scams during tax season

Jan. 31, 2018—This year the Internal Revenue Service has reported an increase in scams through phishing emails and fake phone calls. Remember, the IRS will never contact you by phone.

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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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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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Vanderbilt IT adds initiatives to Highlights site

Sep. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt IT has added new articles showcasing fiscal year 2017 projects to the Highlights site, which captures major projects and initiatives from June 30, 2015, through today.

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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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VUMC implements enhanced protection against email phishing

Aug. 31, 2017—In response to many phishing attacks targeting Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) email accounts, the institution has subscribed to Microsoft’s Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).

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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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A message from Vice Chancellor John Lutz regarding email phishing attacks

Jul. 6, 2017—Vice Chancellor for Information Technology John Lutz discusses a recent increase in email phishing attacks and what you can do to protect your information and the Vanderbilt community.

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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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