Patricia Ellington

Patricia Ellington

Patricia Ellington

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Know Your Cybersecurity Terms

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Posted on March 16, 2020 in Compliance, COVID-19 Resources, Security

Information technology and security have plenty of acronyms and new terminology – which can leave people who do not work in the field feeling a little out of touch. To help, here’s a few industry terms that you may find helpful. Breach vs. Hack These two terms are often used interchangeably — in reality, they... Read More »

What is a Social Engineering Attack?

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Posted on March 02, 2020 in Compliance, COVID-19 Resources, Security

Social engineering attacks as ways to steal information have been around for a long time, but some of the tactics have matured and become harder to detect. Social engineering continues to be one of the easiest, non-technical methods for an attacker to gain a foothold into a target’s systems or network. Social engineering includes scareware, phishing, vishing, piggybacking, quid... Read More »

5 Tips to Keep Info Safe

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Posted on February 27, 2020 in Compliance, COVID-19 Resources, Security

Working within an university requires handling paperwork, electronic records, and a wide variety of information. The data owners and university administration expect that sensitive data, including confidential, personal, health, and financial information will be managed safely and securely. Here are five tips for keeping electronic and printed information safe on your campus or remotely: Frequently a... Read More »

Cybersecurity While Traveling

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Posted on July 23, 2019 in Compliance, Security

We all know that proper planning helps make for a perfect vacation. And, with these simple cybersecurity tips, you too can have a marvelous, relaxed getaway. Planning Your Vacation Avoid booking scams. Be sure to use a reputable booking site to avoid fake websites or scams. You can double-check the Better Business Bureau’s web page... Read More »

Prevent “Juice Jacking”

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Posted on June 17, 2019 in Security

Have you ever noticed how quickly your phone needs to be recharged? When you’re traveling and see your “low battery” phone light turn on, it’s easy to turn to charging kiosks or public USB charging ports. However, as helpful as they can be, these charging ports can be tampered with to steal data while your... Read More »

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