Multi-Factor Authentication

Most of the time, using an online service – checking email, shopping, and using social media – requires users to log into an account with a password. As we covered in the Password-based Authentication article, passwords are “something known,” so they can be leaked. And security breaches happen often. Recently, LastPass had its second security […]

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The OIS is always looking for ways to improve your security and reward your participation in our efforts. This month, we want to point you toward a couple of resources that will help you protect yourself from cybercrime and understand how our office can support you. Guidance for Reporting Phishing Have you seen the Phish […]

Advanced Data Protection for iCloud

With the release of iOS 16.2, Apple offers Advanced Data Protection for iCloud as an optional setting to adult US users. For those who enable the feature, iCloud will provide end-to-end encryption for Photos, Notes, iCloud Backup, and more. As a result, nobody else – not even Apple – can access your end-to-end encrypted data. […]

Scam of the Month: Invoice from PayPal LLC

The Office of Information Security observes a trend in which criminals send a convincing fraudulent PayPal invoice, hoping that victims will click a malicious link. If you see a message like the one below, please do not interact with the sender or phone number, and do not follow any special instructions. Simply report the email […]

Meet Your InfoSec Team: Madeline Quigley, Cybersecurity Awareness and Culture Specialist

Madeline Quigley, Cybersecurity Awareness and Culture Specialist, is the newest member of the Cybersecurity Awareness, Behavior, and Culture team. Madeline spent her childhood in Rhode Island and moved to St. Louis to attend Maryville University from 2018 – 2021, earning a bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity with a minor in Creative Writing. Madeline has resided in […]