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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...

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...

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...

Welcoming UD’s new Chief Privacy Officer

Data Privacy Day has come again and the news continues to be grim. The number and sophistication of threats to our data will continue to increase in 2020. Data breaches will be chief among these threats, particularly in sectors such as financial services and health...