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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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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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Don’t get fooled by fake Open Enrollment emails

Oct. 13, 2016—To protect you from possible efforts by bad guys to try to use the Benefits Open Enrollment period to steal your personal information, HR is taking some preventive measures. Have your VUnetID and password ready.

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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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Phishers target Medical Center employees via fake salary increase emails

Jul. 14, 2016—VUMC IT Security Operations has detected a targeted attack against VUMC users. Phishers continue to target Medical Center employees with information pertaining to salary increases. Subject lines of these emails usually include verbiage resembling “Payroll Increase,” “Salary Documents,” or “Your New Paycheck.” Below is an example of a fraudulent email: Hello, We assessed the 2016...

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Phishers target university employees via fake salary increase emails

Jul. 14, 2016—VUIT Security Operations has detected a targeted attack against university users. Phishers continue to target university employees with information pertaining to salary increases.

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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

Jun. 23, 2016—Learn what a phish looks like, common techniques used by attackers after an account is compromised, and best practices to protect yourself.

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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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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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Protect yourself from identity theft and fraud

Jan. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt IT recommends that you take the following precautions to avoid becoming victims of spear phishing campaigns.

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VUIT launches cybersecurity awareness campaign

Oct. 5, 2015—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT is launching a campaign to make the Vanderbilt community aware of various security issues and how to respond to each through a series of case studies.

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