12 Scams of the Holiday Season: Safeguard, Manage Online Passwords

Posted on: December 16, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips, Data & Identity, Info Security, Passwords

Keeping passwords secure should always be top of mind when accessing online accounts, but with a heightened number of scams during the holiday season, it’s a great time to review best practices for safeguarding and managing key account credentials. As a part of our 12 Scams of the Holiday Season series, we’re offering you tips to help keep you safe online.

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12 Scams of the Holiday Season: Protect Yourself Against the Dangers of Public Wi-Fi Networks

Posted on: December 13, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Devices, Info Security, Online Safety Tips

It’s the holiday season, but also a prime time for online scammers. According to the FBI, a half-billion dollars in losses from scams were reported last years to its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Whether you’re doing some last minute shopping, searching for opportunities to give back to your community or planning holiday travel, over the next 12 days, we’ll update you on some of the latest cyber security threats and share tips to help keep you safe online as you look to make the most of the holiday season.

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Tips for a Safer Cyber Monday, Beyond

Posted on: December 1, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, Online Safety Tips
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For many consumers, ‘tis the season for giving, which often comes with a good bit of holiday shopping. Though Black Friday has passed, the days of deals are still going strong towards Cyber Monday and on through the weeks to come. Learn more about common scams and tips to help you stay safe while shopping online.

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Phishing scam lures Office 365 users with phony voicemail

Posted on: November 20, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, Online Safety Tips
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In recent weeks, a new phishing campaign targeting Office 365 users has emerged. The scam uses fraudulent voicemail messages to lure users into giving up their email credentials. Learn more about these scams and how you can protect yourself and Elon.

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Protect it: Free public wifi isn’t safe wifi

Posted on: October 24, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, NCSAM, Online Safety Tips
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In the age of constant internet connectivity, access is always a hot commodity. Many businesses and localities now offer free public wifi for customers for convenience and to encourage visitation. But just because it’s free, doesn’t mean it’s safe. 

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Secure it: Avoid scammers who try to trick you into giving up personal information

Posted on: October 17, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, NCSAM, Online Safety Tips
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For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and day-to-day online safety, take some time to learn about just how far scammers are willing to go to obtain your personal identifiable information and other sensitive data through text messages and email. Here are some tips to help you stay safe online.

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Own it: You can help keep the internet safer, more secure

Posted on: October 1, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Devices, Info Security, NCSAM, Online Safety Tips
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As we observe National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, consider what you’re doing to keep the internet safer and more secure. Follow these tips to stay safe online. 

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Phishing email scams target Microsoft Office 365, OneNote users

Posted on: July 19, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security
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BleepingComputer recently highlighted two phishing email scams targeting Microsoft users. These emails lure users in by appearing to be legit and alerting them to urgent security concerns. Ultimately, scammers are trying to get users to provide login credentials. Learn more about these scams below, and how to protect yourself and Elon from the danger they pose.

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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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