2019 Tax Season Safety Tips

Tax season is a cybercriminal's favorite time of the year. With a 60 percent increase in phishing email schemes targeting tax refunds in 2018, now is the time to be vigilant in protecting yourself from identity theft. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has provided some 'Take Action Tips' for tax season. When in doubt, […]

A New Look for the Information Security Website

As we celebrate the new year and try to stick to those New Year’s resolutions, The Information Security Office (ISO) is excited to announce the launch of its new website! The new informationsecurity.wustl.edu is designed in a user-friendly format so you can learn about cyber security topics and quickly find information you need. Take some time this […]
Shop Safe – CyberSec Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Shop Safe – CyberSec Tips for Safe Online Shopping

The weather, the crowds, and the deals are just a few things that can make online holiday shopping irresistible. Not only can shopping be completed in a few simple clicks, but you can complete your entire shopping list from the comfort of your sofa. Still, each year cyber criminals find new ways to scam the growing number […]

Email Safety Training Aims to Heighten Cyber Threat Awareness

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 and knowing who to contact if things seem phishy. Phishing is […]

Spring 2018: WashU 2FA Expands to Most WUSTL Key Integrated Systems

Beginning spring of 2018,  WashU 2FA two-step authentication provided by Duo, will expand to other WashU integrated systems that can be accessed on or off campus. This service is expanding in the effort to reduce the impacts of phishing campaigns. According to Dan Zweifel, director of Shared Infrastructure and WashU 2FA service owner, "Growing phishing email threats are leading the university to […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the WashU Information Security Office (ISO) wants to take this opportunity to remind students, faculty and staff to be vigilant in protecting your personal information as well as university information. As the lines between our work and daily lives become increasingly blurred, developing habits and behaviors that […]