It’s Data Privacy Day

Posted on: January 28, 2020 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, Online Safety Tips
Data Privacy Day Champion logo

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
Mobile Apple phones

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: 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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Moodle Upgrades to Version 3.7 on Dec. 18

Posted on: December 12, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips
Moodle 3.7 upgrade coming Dec. 18. Learn more about new options.

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Moodle will be upgraded to version 3.7. Due to the update, Moodle will be unavailable to all users from 1 a.m.-7 a.m. Learn more about new options.

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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
Graphic image related to phishing email dangers

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
Cyber security graphic featuring a lock

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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Elon IT Decoded: Meet Gary Sheehan

Posted on: October 28, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Elon IT Decoded, Info Security, News
A graphic featuring Director of Information Security Gary Sheehan

Director of Information Security Gary Sheehan, who came to Elon in January, who came to Elon in January with more than 35 years of experience in the field of information security, oversees efforts to protect Elon’s data and users against cyber threats. Learn more about his role on campus, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and what Elon is doing to help keep you safe.

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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
Portion of graphic that describes the dangers of public wifi and is detailed in full in the post

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
Portion of graphic that describes phishing and is detailed in accompanying blog post

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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