Keeping Information Security Simple – “They Keep Raising the Bar”

Open Letter

Letter from the CISO, Vol 3 Issue 5  Washington University Community:  It doesn’t seem fair…  Last month I wrote about how the “right phish at the wrong time can catch anyone.” And this month, despite the fact it is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’ve had to deal with a wide range of innovative attacks against us […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 Recap

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 is coming to a close. This year, we hosted three webinars, promoted key behaviors to encourage every employee to take control of their online lives, and published weekly newsletters full of original content authored by WashU’s Office of Information Security.  Below, you will find a recap of some of the key […]

Firewall in macOS is available on WashU Macs

On WashU-supported Macs, you can now use firewall settings to turn on the firewall in macOS to prevent unwanted connections from the internet or other networks.  To change these settings in the latest version of macOS, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Network in the sidebar, then click firewall on the right. (You may need to scroll […]

Stay Safe on Social Media

People using social media reactions.

When using social media platforms, it is wise to be careful about what you post. Cybercriminals can use what you post to entice you into clicking malicious links. Be Careful What You Post Any information you publicly post on social media could be used in a spear phishing attack. Spear phishing is when cybercriminals target […]