Cybersecurity is a hot topic in our new year, with recent data breaches compromising user security and new regulations being proposed in the U.S. Congress. Advancements in personal technology and confusing consumer privacy...
Because stolen, compromised or damaged information can lead to unwanted and unnecessary consequences for both staff members and the university, Ohio State is increasingly expanding the use of multifactor authentication. The Sponsored Guest account process will be the latest system to adopt BuckeyePass protection on November 16.
Ohio State’s Cybersecurity Days was born from the need to share knowledge and best practices to form a collective defense from cybercriminals. Held annually, the event works to stimulate creativity, critical thinking and problem solving to help the university and community members operate more...
The Ohio State University accounts are being targeting in an increasing number of phishing attempts. Bad actors who send these campaigns often try to get login credentials to gain access to account details, and thus Ohio State’s internal systems and protected information. Last month, there were more than 63,000 credential threat attempts targeting faculty, staff and student email inboxes. While the university’s security systems monitor users’ accounts 24/7 and blocks most of these attempts, a small percentage gets through.
Happy summer! The beginning of the hotter months heralds the arrival of new activities to the Cybersecurity for You (C4U) awareness platform, and with them, a renewed opportunity to improve cybersecurity skills and earn points towards digital rewards.
Reg Jackson, Digital Security and Trust | May 4, 2022
World Password Day was created by Intel in 2013 to raise awareness about the role strong passwords play in securing our digital lives.
Here at Ohio State, your password confirms your identity for the systems you can use and what data you access. However, if you participate in commerce on the internet, chances are you have plenty of passwords that can get tricky to manage.
Holly Drake, Digital Security and Trust | May 4, 2022
The Ohio State University’s Digital Security and Trust team recognizes Jordan Klapper for being a phenomenal security and trust partner. As part of this recognition, Jordan is being presented with a Cybersecurity Champion Coin. Read more to learn about Justin's contributions to the university's cybersecurity and data privacy efforts.
Matthew Williams, Digital Security and Trust | March 10, 2022
For improved security related to emails received from senders outside of the university, the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation is enabling two new email security features on Monday, March 14 . Emails received from senders outside of the universiry will display an email warning banner--a visual indicator added to the top of email messages that provides additional context to the origination or safety of the sender. Additionally, enhancements have been made to the University Email Attachment Filter.
We all share the crucial responsibility of protecting Ohio State’s institutional data, which is why faculty, staff and student employees must complete training each year. But did you know that many staff members can complete their Institutional Data Policy training requirement by finishing a 7-minute activity on the Cybersecurity for You (C4U) platform?