September 4, 2020
September 3, 2020
August 27, 2020
The FBI has reported an increase in suspicious websites popping up that look like official election websites but are in fact fraudulent. These sites have multiple purposes:
August 18, 2020
Social Engineering criminals focus their attention at attacking people as opposed to infrastructure. Social engineering begins with research; an attacker may look for publicly available information that they can use against you. These attacks can come in a variety of formats: email, voicemail, SMS messages, DMs, or via social media and attempt to prey on your respect for authority, courtesy, or trust.
Here are five things you can do to protect yourself:
August 13, 2020
August 7, 2020
July 15, 2020
July 5, 2020
June 30, 2020
June 23, 2020
Why "Fight the Phish"?
June 22, 2020
June 18, 2020
June 8, 2020
The Information Security Office currently has two policies in Campus review until mid-June. We invite comments on the proposed new Roles and Responsibilities Policy and our Minimum Security Standards for Networked Devices (MSSND) Draft.
June 5, 2020
June 3, 2020
May 21, 2020
Ransomware is not new; but, it's been popping up more and more in higher ed. Each week brings news of colleges and universities that have fallen victim to ransomware attacks. Some hackers demand payment, while others steal personal data (to sell to identity thieves). Whatever the motives are, school systems around the country have been the targets of recent attacks.
May 12, 2020
The CalNet AD team has created several Group Policy Objects (GPOs) templates for system administrators to utilize. These templates, or Build Kits, are based on the Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) benchmarks and allow for quick and easy implementation of CIS Benchmark configurations.
May 8, 2020
The Information Security Office recently updated the Miminum Security Standards for Networked Devices and the Draft of that Standard is currently under Campus review. The update incorporates elements from UC’s systemwide Electronic Information Security Policy, IS-3, and brings the Standard into alignment with current industry best practices.
April 30, 2020
Zoom V. 5 is available for download
The newest version further addresses issues related to security and privacy
Specific changes include these user experience/controls
- Security icon: Zoom’s security features are now grouped together and located in the "Security" icon in the host's meeting menu bar.
April 2, 2020
Zoom has released new version updates that resolve issues related to security and privacy: Windows ver. 4.6.19253.0401 and MacOS ver. 4.6.19273.0402.
We recommend that users patch immediately. Both updates are accessible for manual download through the desktop-client:
Open the Zoom application on your system and select “Check for Updates...” from the zoom.us drop-down menu