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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.