Attackers are targeting university faculty, staff, and students with a convincing but malicious e-mail message with the subject "Your Account May Have Been Compromised". If you receive this message or others like it, don't follow any of the links. Delete the message immediately.
With 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide -- that's about 87 percent of the world population -- and an even higher percentage of users estimated on campuses, Indiana University has embarked on a mobile security campaign to heighten awareness about the tools available to safeguard users and their products.
Are you reading this on your smartphone, laptop, or tablet? Statistically, you probably are. The latest figures show that there are 6 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide—that’s 87 percent of the world’s population.
And because mobile devices are so popular, compact, and convenient, they are at high risk of loss or theft. In fact, experts say that one laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, and 70 million smartphones are lost every year.
Computers, networking equipment, mobile devices, storage media, and other IT components store, process, and transmit large quantities of information. Want to know more about how to manage these devices to appropriately protect information? If so, we have just the resource for you!
Domain 7: Communications and Operations Management, Information Security & Privacy Program
October 11, 2012
Information Security Awareness Student Video & Poster Contest
Win cash, gain experience, and earn international recognition with one short video or a poster!
The EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) is conducting a contest in search of short information security awareness videos and posters developed by college students for college students. The contest seeks creative, topical, and effective videos (two minutes or less) and posters that focus attention on information security problems and how best to handle them.
Microsoft only released two bulletins for September 2012, but that doesn't mean IT professionals should just sit back an relax. In October 2012, Microsoft will be making an automatic update available that blocks use of encryption keys shorter than 1024 bits.