SECURE UD NEWS

What’s the best cybersecurity defense?

Whether you’re an IT professional or a casual technology user, you should take advantage of the many opportunities available at UD and beyond to expand your knowledge of cybersecurity. Employee education is the first line of defense in securing our use of technology...

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Are you prepared for data loss?

It often seems that computers have become so reliable over the years that you don’t need to bother making backups. Computer components like memory and disk storage don’t fail often. But a hardware failure isn’t the only way you could lose your computer files. And,...

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Welcome back!

The fall of 2021 represents more than just the start of a new academic year; it’s a new beginning, and a chance to return to a more normal year at the University of Delaware. As we all have taken steps to protect and maintain our good health, it’s important to keep in...

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Ransomware is on the rise, again

Ransomware is malicious software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system and its data until a “ransom” is paid. Consequences of a ransomware attack can be severe and there is no guarantee a user will recover...

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Understanding Social Engineering

What is social engineering? Social engineering, in broad terms, is the act of influencing someone to take a specific action. Social engineers use our human nature against us. They manipulate our trust in order to get us to do what they want, whether that’s...

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Secure UD Newsletter: August 2021

Secure UD Newsletter | August 2021 Understanding Social Engineering 98% of cyber attacks rely on social engineering, which makes it the number one method of attack. With this in mind, the best way to protect ourselves is to understand what social engineering is, how...

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Secure UD Newsletter: May 2021

Streamlined training with a new look Secure UD Training has a fresh new look!. For 2021, you’ll not only find a new illustrated format but we’re also streamlining our training from two phases to just a single phase that you can complete any time between now and March...

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Know how to limit ad tracking on your phone

Did you know that apps on your phone can track the ads you view? If you care more about protecting your user data than having targeted ads, you may want to limit ad tracking. Keep reading to learn how.

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Secure UD News: January 2021

Today is Data Privacy Day! Join us in practicing privacy mindfulness.   A word from UD's Chief Privacy Officer, PC Shea COVID-19 dominated every aspect of UD’s operations in 2020 including UD’s ongoing efforts to maintain the privacy of its information assets....

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