Tag Archives: Information Security

Securing Video Teleconference Systems

[Reposted from the SecureNU site] Video teleconferencing (VTC) is an increasingly popular means of communication for connecting all of Northeastern University from the graduate campuses in Seattle and Charlotte to all Boston-area campuses and departments. Through the Internet people can hold meetings with full video capability as if they were speaking in the room. As with any device […]

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Start the academic year off strong – with a strong password

As the fall term starts, SecureNU reminds you to have a strong password. Mashable recently posted a great infographic about password protection, highlighting the Top 10 weakest passwords of 2012. Don’t make your accounts vulnerable with an easy to guess password. To change your password, log into myNEU and click the My Profile icon. Below […]

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Traveling during the Summer? Security tips and helpful reminders

As many people travel during the summer months, Information Technology Services wanted to remind you about some safety precautions. SecureNU gives advice on how you can stay safe on public wireless networks. Summer marks a transition for many – whether it is graduation, taking a vacation or moving from classes to co-op. Take this time […]

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The Art of the Phish

The face of cyber-crime has changed over the past five years. Back in 2007 virus programs, hacking and malware, which would try to compromise the security of a network or computers, were the major source of problems for any corporation or institution, but things have evolved. Corporations, higher education institutions and the government have become […]

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Holiday Phishing and Online Cyber Scams

This holiday season, keep your information safe by following a few simple guidelines. Cyber criminals often use multiple methods, such as phishing emails and phony websites, to attract online shoppers and gain access to and exploit their personal information. Additionally, attackers who pose as legitimate online businesses and services will use fraudulent emails and websites […]

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Changes Introduced for myNEU/NUnet Electronic Accounts

As part of our continuing efforts to ensure the protection of private and institutional data, Northeastern introduced several changes this past summer to the services that manage the myNEU and NUnet electronic credentials. These changes were implemented to enhance the security associated with these accounts and thus the services utilized by them. As key university […]

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