Category Archives: Cyber Security Awareness Month

NCSAM Week 1: Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety

Cyber Safety Starts at Home! Help make your home a safe digital haven by protecting networks, devices and online lives with these tips! Keep a Clean Machine: Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware, and other online threat. Remember, mobile phones and tablets need updating […]

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Help the Office of Information Security celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month! We will be hosting events on campus all month long. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @SecureNU for even more helpful information during October and all year long.  *Please Note: The Travel Smart Training on 10/4/18 and the Information Security Awareness Training […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 5

From: ITS Service Desk <northeastern@service-now.com> Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015   2:55 PM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: We have received your Northeastern myHelp incident INC0129989 Hi OIS, We have received your request for assistance. You should hear back from us within one business day. Should you need help sooner, please call the Information Technology Services Customer Service […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 4

From: Internal Revenue Service [mailto: info@IRS.com] Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015   1:54 PM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: Tax Notification: Information on your Refund May 12, 1015 Reference: IKH98348HP Dear Taxpayer, We’ve identified an error in the calculation your tax refund amounting to $518.95. In order for us to expedite the return of the excess payment, please […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 3

From: Bank of America [mailto: bnkofmerica@customersupport.org] Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2015   3:34 PM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: Personalized Options Available with Bank of America We have payment options to help you get back on track. Your account ending in 1234 is currently one payment(s) past due. We understand that unexpected circumstances can cause financial difficulty and we may have options to help […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 2

From: PayPal@smtp.domain.net Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015   9:30 AM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: PayPay ® Account Review Department Dear PayPal® Customer, We recently reviewed your account, and we suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. Protecting your account is our primary concern. As a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited your access to sensitive information. To […]

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Dive into the PHISH TANK!

Rules for Phishing Contest: Each weekday (M-F) during the week of October 26th, OIS will post a sample phishing e-mail to www.northeastern.edu/secureNU Each message will have up to 4 things that identify the message as a phishing attempt. Identify the clues and submit your answers to phishcatcher@neu.edu. For each clue correctly identified, 1 point will be […]

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10 Computer Security Blogs and Site to Follow

Looking for more information about the latest security issues and trends?  Here are 10 blogs and sites to follow that will tell you what you need to know to stay safe. KrebsonSecurity – Blog by security researcher Brian Krebs Naked Security – Computer security news, advice and research from Sophos Schneier on Security – Blog by security […]

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