It’s Data Privacy Day

Posted on: January 28, 2020 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, Online Safety Tips
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Observed annually on Jan. 28, Data Privacy Day is an international effort to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. This year, Elon University is recognized as a #PrivacyAware Champion, dedicated to empowering students, faculty and staff to better manage privacy and protect both personal and university data.

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12 Scams of the Holiday Season: Secure Your Mobile Devices

Posted on: December 18, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips, Devices, Info Security, Online Safety Tips
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Mobile devices are great for bringing a wealth of information to our fingertips while on the go. But with the increased functionality of these tools and the convenience that they offer, our personal information is more vulnerable to a number of cyber security threats. See tips to help you safeguard your devices and details about the steps you should take if your mobile device is lost or stolen.

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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
Image promoting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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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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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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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