Recognizing Data Privacy Day

Posted on: January 28, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security
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How many times have you started an online account and took the time to read through the privacy settings? If not, do you really know how your personal information is used, collected or shared through your favorite apps and online platforms? Data Privacy Day aims to change how all users think about privacy and protection.

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SharePoint, OneDrive: Best practices for online storage, file sharing

Posted on: January 25, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security
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When it comes to file storage and file sharing, cloud-based platforms provide users with convenient access, mobility and enhanced security, among other advantages. At Elon, faculty and staff can take advantage of SharePoint and OneDrive to store files and collaborate online – both free of charge.

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Holiday online shopping tips

Posted on: November 28, 2018 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Info Security, Online Safety Tips
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The holiday shopping season has officially arrived, and you have made the decision to do some or all your shopping online this year. Maybe the free shipping offers attracted you or maybe the items you are looking for are not available in brick-and-mortar stores. We all know online threats exist but here are some tips to help minimize your risk of becoming a victim of an online scam.

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What makes us vulnerable to data breaches? Cathy Hubbs tells all

Posted on: October 30, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

Cathy Hubbs, the Chief Information Security Officer at American University, holds an intricate job which entails identifying digital risks, as well as maintaining the University’s information security program. This is imperative to protect technologies and services faculty, staff, and students use on American’s campus every day.

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LastPass Password Manager: A Crash Course

Posted on: May 7, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Info Security, Passwords

LastPass, an easily downloadable internet extension for all browsers, is ideal for securely storing your passwords. Whether you’re someone who’s always forgetting a password, prefers to have a different password for every account, or anywhere in between, LastPass will become an essential tool for keeping your information safe and accessible.

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3 Common Tax Scams and How to Avoid Them

Posted on: February 18, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Info Security, Online Safety Tips
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While you may think that you’re not at risk, if you possess a phone, an email address, or receive mail, you too could fall victim to a tax scam. Today, we’ll share a few ways you can detect common phishing schemes and keep your personal information safe this tax season.

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5 Tips for Blocking Hacker Attacks This Cyber Monday

Posted on: November 21, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Info Security, Online Safety Tips
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Scammers often use social media, email, and text messages to trick you into giving away your personal information by getting you to click on links disguised as sales. Usually the links appear to come from a legitimate source, however clicking on them takes you to a malicious, but real-looking, page asking for your personal information. Today, we’ll share a few ways you can spot shopping scams and keep your personal information safe.

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Takeaways from National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

Posted on: October 26, 2017 | By: Amanda Lenz | Filed under: Info Security, Online Safety Tips
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Every October, businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the work come together and participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to promote online safety and cyber security awareness. This month, Elon’s Office of Information Technology has worked together to help make online safety approachable and accessible with weekly cyber security articles and quick tips for staying safe online.

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Securing smart devices and protecting personal information

Posted on: October 19, 2017 | By: Amanda Lenz | Filed under: Devices, Info Security
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We live in a world of smart cities, connected devices, and digitized records. Smart devices allow us stay connected and updated on what is happening around the world, and help us keep up with our fast-paced lives. Although smart devices are immensely useful, they are fueled by our personal information, which can be dangerous. By …

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Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in the Workplace

Posted on: October 10, 2017 | By: Amanda Lenz | Filed under: Info Security
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Data breaches are increasing every year and hackers are getting more advanced as security systems improve. Because of this, there are many ways for hackers to steal data in the workplace including when you share information online over an unsecure WiFi network or leave your computer unlocked. Fortunately, there are many ways for you, as …

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