Keeping Information Security Simple – Chocolate v. Kale and the Importance of Reporting Information Security Mistakes

Open Letter

Letter from the CISO, Vol 3 Issue 1 Washington University Community: Do you like chocolate more than kale? Of course! In a recent keynote presentation at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, Mary Mesaglio, a Managing Vice President who leads Gartner’s Executive Leadership Dynamics team, discussed the importance of getting people to care about […]

Chance to Win $100 in Our Monthly Challenge

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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 few resources to help you protect yourself from cybercrime and understand how our office can support you. Guidance for Reporting Phishing Have you seen the Phish Alert Button? […]

Scam of the Month: Sheriff Impersonation

The Office of Information Security observes a trend in which criminals impersonate the sheriff’s office over the telephone. These scammers claim you signed for a subpoena, are an expert witness, or are a juror and never showed up for court and then demand payment. Along with a false accusation, scammers may list your personal information […]

Policies, Standards, and Guidelines

With the new design of our Policies page, visitors can conveniently locate, search, and preview our office’s policies, standards, and guidelines. Along with a contemporary design, the three terms each include a brief definition. Understanding their differences can prevent confusion and help you find the information you need to carry out your work securely. So, […]

Meet Your InfoSec Team: Hannu Turri, Cloud Security Architect

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Hannu Turri, cloud security architect, is an integral part of the InfoSec team at WashU. Hannu comes to us from Finland, where he first served in the military and transitioned into IT, working as a CISO. After attending an AWS re:Invent event in Las Vegas, where he met his future wife a few years ago, […]