SECURE UD NEWS

Privacy Resolutions

5 resolutions you can make in 2019 to better protect your personal data:   1: Consider using a disposable email accountRather than giving out your work email for everything, try using different accounts for different purposes. Or, better yet, use a...

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The Year in Review: Privacy in 2018

Over the last few years, privacy has gotten increasing attention from many communities, from concerned citizens to watchdog groups to the halls of government. With several high-profile events in 2018, it looks like we’ll still be talking about privacy this...

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The Value of Your Information

Hacking is a lucrative business, recent projections suggest that the cybercriminal industry generated $1.5 trillion in revenue in 2018. Data breaches and phishing scams contribute to the loss of millions of data records every day. In this industry, hackers...

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Do’s and don’ts of shopping online

As the holiday season approaches, every shopper should take precautionary measures when searching for the best deals online. Learning how to distinguish legitimate sites from fraudulent imitations is an effective way to safeguard your money and your...

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Buying smart toys? Make smart choices

Every parent wants to make sure they give their children the best gifts for the holidays. Hello Barbie, Furbies, and other internet-connected toys are popular among kids, but they're also popular among hackers. Here are a few things to keep in mind when buying a tech...

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You are a champion: How you help protect UD

Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is all about cybersecurity on the job. Although most of us don’t have security-related titles, we all use data and technology. To cybercriminals, that means each of us is a potential target. In the last month alone,...

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Cybersecurity = Job Security

Cybersecurity needs are growing, and fast. So fast, in fact, that it’s outpacing the talent pool by staggering margins—a recent report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity job openings by 2021. For many professionals,...

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“President on line 1…”: CEO fraud and how we stop it

Our community recently reported a spate of phishing scams imitating University leadership—including President Dennis Assanis—and demanding everything from wire transfers to large numbers of iTunes gift cards. BEC (business email compromise, aka "CEO fraud") scams are...

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3 things you can do tonight to protect your home and family

Most of us probably remember our parents advising us to look both ways before crossing the street, or to never touch a hot stove. But how many of us can recall parental guidance—or have talked to our own children—about how to secure our social media...

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