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October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Identifying...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations One of the most common cyberattacks is phishing. A staggering 91% of cybercrime starts with email, according to a report by security firm FireEye. These emails are designed to deceive and trick recipients into taking action, such as clicking a malicious link […]

October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Monday, October 4, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. We are using new technologies and spending more time online. Our growing dependence on technology, coupled with the increasing threat of […]

Cyber Security: How to Stay Away From Cyber Attacks and B...

Monday, August 30, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations At a time when we are more connected than ever, being “cyber smart” is of the utmost importance. This year has already seen more than a fair share of attacks and breaches. Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated with more evolved bad […]

OIT Offers Support for Returning to Campus

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Returning to campus, although exciting, can reintroduce some on-site practices that you may have forgotten about while working remotely and/or hybrid. If you have questions about setting up your laptop, docking station or monitor, troubleshooting your phone or even how to sign in to Teams or Zoom after your transition back to the […]

Return to Campus OIT Support

Friday, July 30, 2021 A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses For faculty and staff who may need help reconnecting, testing or updating their equipment as they return to campus, the Office of Information Technology has created a Bookings form through the campus-specific links below. Appointments […]

Ways to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Monday, July 26, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Over the past few months, we have witnessed the effects ransomware on our day-to-day lives. Ransomware attacks are not only affecting businesses, but colleges and universities are also prime targets for attacks. The most common method is through email (phishing) attempts to […]

Cyber Security: Best Practices for Protecting Your...

Monday, June 28, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Technology provides us with the convenience of being able to work and connect from anywhere that has a Wi-Fi connection. While this has provided great flexibility, it also requires an additional level of security awareness. Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, […]

Fraud Alert: Students Receiving Fraudulent Emails From...

Monday, April 26, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been made aware that some college students are receiving fraudulent emails from people impersonating employees of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). In these emails, students are being asked for personal information, including […]

Learn to Protect Yourself From Phishing Attacks

Monday, April 26, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Email phishing attacks and similar methods that use text messaging and other communication technologies usually attempt to trick users into divulging sensitive, personal, professional or financial information, or to click on links that contain malware. Many phishing attacks take a “quantity over […]

Cyber Security: Best Practices for Creating Passwords

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations The most important first step to your online security is to have strong passwords, but the challenge is to create distinct passwords that you can actually remember or else you may fall into the bad habit of using the same login credentials […]