October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!! A student led initiative called “Be the Key” is geared towards raising cybersecurity awareness across campus. The weekly themes for this month include:
- Cyber Security: the U, the I, and the Y” How does cyber security affect my life?
- Hook, line and sinker: Phishing and Social Engineering
- Am I Oversharing? Securing your device and your online presence
- Fake News: Spotting and Combatting misinformation on the web
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Issue potentially affects "https" web sites using Open SSLA major security vulnerability named Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night. The vulnerability affects a large portion of websites on the Internet, and here at UMBC, that use the "https:" protocol...Posted: April 9, 2014 7:40 PM
Deadline: May 23, 2014Update: Given recent IT security threats generally, DoIT has decided to force the password change to May 23, 2014, the day after Undergraduate Commencement. Thank you in advance for your patience...Posted: April 2, 2014 10:57 PM
UMBC would never ask "users are to verify there accounts."A new phishing scam is threatening to deactivate email accounts. This email is not from UMBC. Do not click this link. Here's what's being received: "This E-mail is sent by the HelpDesk...Posted: November 11, 2013 12:48 PM
Blackboard email notifications do not require you to sign inA new phishing scam is attempting to fool people into providing personal information by claiming that there is a Blackboard notification waiting for them, and provides a link for logging into...Posted: October 10, 2013 2:09 PM
To facilitate self service, all students will be required to create security questions only they can answer by Tuesday, May 22, so they can access their account and reset their own password. A...Posted: April 17, 2012 1:07 PM
Phishing emails often pretend to be from your bank, credit card company, eBay or PayPal. However, you also get legitimate messages from these companies, so how do you tell the real ones from the...Posted: September 12, 2011 6:15 PM