Keeping Information Security Simple – “The Right Phish at the Wrong Time Can Catch Anyone”

Open Letter

Letter from the CISO, Vol 3 Issue 4 Washington University Community: How likely are you to click? A few years ago, I advised a company to conduct its first email phishing simulation, otherwise known as a “phish test.” The systems administrator enthusiastically crafted a test message that used a logo from the company’s website, included […]

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology whenever and however you connect. The Office of Information Security is proud to champion this online safety and education initiative this October.  All month long, we are promoting these key behaviors to encourage every employee to take […]

Learn About Cybersecurity and Win Big This October

Trophy with five stars

The Office of Information Security is running a competition throughout October for Cybersecurity Awareness Month! WashU staff, faculty, and students can submit several entries to win up to $1,000 in BearBucks.   Beginning September 28th, we will release three episodes of “The Inside Man,” a soap opera-style training that covers critical cybersecurity themes. Every Friday until […]

Scam of the Month: Document Shared with You

Document shared with you: "ATHLETIC DIRECTORY REPORTS"

The Office of Information Security has identified a trend in which criminals send members of our community a Google Document containing a malicious link, in hopes that a victim may give up their credentials. In this more elaborate scam, hackers posed as Adis Avila, who is not an individual who works at our university, sending […]

Meet Your InfoSec Team: Steve Bochte, Information Security Architect

Steven Bochte at the beach

Steve Bochte, Information Security Architect, brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the InfoSec team. Steve remembers being interested in IT and security as a grade-schooler, and these fields still appeal to his love for fixing things and improving processes today. After taking the CISSP exam in 2007, he started exploring the world of […]