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Information Security Awareness Presentation

Two Security Awareness Presentations Thursday 11-17-2016 Food and Drinks provided.

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Welcome

Welcome to the new Information Security and HIPAA Offices website. Washington University’s Information Security Office and HIPAA Privacy Office work together to protect the privacy of our patients’ health information and the data of the WashU community.

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...

IT SECURITY ALERT: Nationwide ransomware attack poses threat

By Aisha on May 12, 2017

The Washington University Information Security Office is taking the necessary steps to alert the campus to a significant global information security threat. The NHS ransomware cyber attack has hit hospitals and other organizations in 74 countries. In these incidents, ransomware is spread through ...

Data Breach and Breach Notification

By Don on November 10, 2016

Year over year, data breaches have increased in the education, medical/healthcare, and business sectors.  As of May 2016, the number of data breaches captured by the Identity Theft Resource Center is up 23.9% over the same time period last year.  Since September 2009, the Office for Civil Rights,...