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Email Safety Training Aims to Heighten Cyber Threat Awareness

By Noemi on December 6, 2017

In November, the WashU Information Security Office (ISO) issued a mandatory email safety training in an effort to improve the university’s cyber defenses against phishing, a common cyber attack. The training focuses on identifying types of phishing schemes, recognizing the warning signs of scams ...

Mandatory Information Security Training for Faculty, Staff and Medical Students

By Noemi on November 20, 2017

In an effort to improve our WashU Information Security cyber defenses, we want to highlight a common cyber-attack that everyone should be aware of – phishing. In FY17, WashU detected and investigated 125 phishing campaigns targeting WashU email users. A total of 85 accounts were compromised and r...

IT SECURITY ALERT: European Ransomware Attack Being Monitored

By Aisha on June 27, 2017

RANSOMWARE ALERT European ransomware attack poses threat The Washington University Information Security Office is monitoring the development of a significant and widespread ransomware attack in Europe with potential to pose a threat in the U.S. The ransomware cyber attack hit Tuesday afternoon an...