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UMBC Cybersecurity and IT Compliance

  • 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
  • It Happened to Me- Securing your Device

    Torrenting can cause way more problems than you think!!
    Oh sweet, Get Out is finally out in theaters! I’ve been waiting for so long for that movie to come out so that I could finally stream it online. Pay for a movie ticket? Ha! Why would I do that...
    Posted: October 18, 2017 9:49 AM
  • It Happened to Me-Phishing

    Phishing hurts MANY students, this story is just one of many
    I couldn’t WAIT to finally move into my dorm and start my freshman year of college. Growing up, my parents were so strict. Since I would basically have to write a 15-page paper and presentation to...
    Posted: October 11, 2017 8:36 AM
  • Why Cybersecurity Matters- It Happened to Me

    REAL cybercrime attacks on REAL UMBC students.
    “We have parsed several log records that lead us to believe that your UMBC account credentials may have been compromised. As a precaution, your UMBC account password was scrambled today. Please...
    Posted: October 5, 2017 12:05 PM
  • Why College Campuses Are Big Targets for Cyber Attacks

    Ever wonder why YOUR account would ever be hacked?
    College Campuses are a central hub for diversity, intelligence, and advanced technology. Many people no matter what age, strive to go to a good college, and receive the best education. Goals and...
    Posted: October 2, 2017 9:13 AM
  • Cybersecurity Month

    Get excited for Cybersecurity Month!!
    Students at UMBC have been working hard to prepare for October's Cybersecurity Month!! Look out in the Common's for fun giveaways like t-shirts and cups promoting the month!! This month's...
    Posted: October 2, 2017 9:09 AM
  • Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Know

    Who it Impacts, and What You Can Do
    What is Equifax? Equifax is one of the country's three major credit bureaus, collecting information on millions of consumers and businesses in order to produce credit scores.  How do they get...
    Posted: September 15, 2017 2:46 PM
  • From CNET: Back-to-School Cyber Security

    Why Hackers Target Colleges, and How Schools Can Fight Back
    We might imagine hackers trying to steal state secrets or steal funds from banks, but cyber criminals targeting universities might strike us as odd. In this CNET article, Alfred Ng exposes the...
    Posted: September 8, 2017 2:49 PM