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UMBC Cybersecurity and IT Compliance

  • Recent Phishing Attempts At UMBC

    Whether you are a student, teacher, or any other faculty member, we all have different goals and aspirations in our everyday lives at UMBC. What we all have in common in this community is making...
    Posted: April 3, 2019 10:58 AM
  • Backing Up Data

    What is Backup? Backup is for recovery from hardware failure or recent data corruption or loss. Why Backup is needed? A Backup is copy of your data that is made in order to protect...
    Posted: December 18, 2018 11:33 AM
  • Hotspots and Public Wi-Fi

    Public Wi Fi is famous with its easily availability and free access. Any person with their computer or other devices can access Public Wi -Fi. Public Wi -Fi could be found in convenient places...
    Posted: December 10, 2018 10:48 AM
  • Social Engineering

     Definition of Social Engineering. In social engineering, a cybercriminal is basically relying on social activities (and interactions) of human beings to collect information by tricking them....
    Posted: November 6, 2018 9:33 AM

    The topic is about pros and cons for leaving a digital device unattended, such as a cell phone, a laptop or a desktop computer. It does not matter whether devices are personally owned or business...
    Posted: October 31, 2018 1:31 PM
  • Camera Breach!

    Introduction - pros and cons of security cameras. We are living in an age of an Internet-Of-Things (IOT). We know that cyber risk exists whenever a device is connected to an Internet. And,...
    Posted: October 23, 2018 10:39 AM
  • Hack Yourself!

    Security! What is it needed for?
    Today we are relying on our devices more and more. Cyber risks associated with smartphones are increasing day by day.   Here is the summary of cyber risks related to smartphones: Covering...
    Posted: October 10, 2018 1:59 PM
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018

    We're Backkk!
    It's that time of the year again!  We are back for October's Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Be on the look out in the Common's for another round of awesome giveaways! Free t-shirts and...
    Posted: October 2, 2018 11:33 AM
  • Security Vulnerability in MacOS High Sierra

    Be sure to secure your computers!
    As seen in the news recently, a serious flaw in Apple’s most recent computer operating system (MacOS X High Sierra) allows any person to gain administrative access to the machine without a...
    Posted: November 29, 2017 4:04 PM
  • Phishing Attacks? In MY Campus Email?

    It’s More Likely Than You Think.
    Ok, if you’re like most of us, you don’t lose sleep over the thought of your myUMBC account getting hacked. Fair enough. With midterms, parental expectations, post-graduation job prospects, and...
    Posted: October 26, 2017 10:11 AM