Apr. 1, 2015—In light of the large number of phishing breaches across the nation this past year, Vanderbilt IT would like to raise awareness about phishing during tax season.
Feb. 4, 2015—Beginning Feb. 4, Vanderbilt IT will increase safeguards against malware, spyware and viruses, along with phishing sites and sites containing inappropriate material.
Jan. 20, 2015—In light of a nationwide warning against phishing attacks on human resource systems, the recent Sony security breach, and a number of on-campus accounts being compromised in November, Vanderbilt IT has compiled some useful information about phishing.
Nov. 10, 2014—Last weekend, hackers launched a significant phishing attack against Vanderbilt email users.
Sep. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt plans to publish “soft records” for email servers Sept. 22 as part of the Sender Policy Framework. SPF empowers mail exchangers to differentiate between authorized Vanderbilt email servers and those merely posing as such.
Aug. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt IT removed the [External] tag from the subject lines of emails sent by Vanderbilt students through their Vanderbilt Gmail accounts effective Aug. 6, and will remove the tag from all other external emails on the evening of Aug. 11.
Jul. 10, 2014—Due to recent problems with phishing at Vanderbilt, you’ll see a change in the subject lines of some of your Vanderbilt emails starting at 8 p.m. Thursday evening.
Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt University Information Technology wants to remind the Vanderbilt community of the dangers of email phishing scams, which spike following major news events, such as the Commodores’ championship win in the College World Series. VUIT cautions all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to exercise additional caution and to stop and think before clicking on Web links,...
Aug. 28, 2013—Vanderbilt has experienced a spike in cyber phishing attempts during this year’s back-to-school time - some of which are very convincing. VUIT cautions all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to exercise additional caution and to stop and think before clicking on Web links, emails and Facebook posts.