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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

To read about steps you can take to protect yourself against phishing attacks click here.

Putting 2015’s Higher Education Cyberattacks into Perspective

Six universities have sustained damaging cyberattacks this year. What does that mean for higher education security?  Click here to read more.

Click here to read through how a Hollywood Hospital is having to cope with a ransomware attack.

Click here to read through a detailed example of how wire transfer fraud works.

Google yesterday issued 12 patches for its Nexus-branded devices with five being considered critical by the company.  Click here to read more.

Just in time for tax season in the U.S., scammers are once again using fake emails from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to launch attacks. The latest phishing campaign, discovered by researchers at Heimdal Security, claims to inform recipients of a refund notification from the IRS.  Click here to read more.

Hillsides child-services and welfare agency in Pasadena, Calif., reported a data breach on December 30 that could impact about 1,000 clients and staff members.  Click here to read more.

Social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, are amazing resources, allowing you to meet, interact and share with people around the world.  However, all this power also brings risk for you, your family, friends and employer. Click here to read more about these dangers are and how to use these sites securely and safely.

Mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, have become one of the primary technologies we use in both our personal and professional lives.  Click here to read more about steps you can take to securely use and maintain mobile apps.

The following are samples of e-mail messages received by a BGSU account holder. These messages have been reviewed by the ITS Security Team and determined to be fraudulent. If you receive a message similar to the ones displayed as follows, do not respond by providing information, clicking on any provided link or by calling any provided phone number. It is recommended that you delete the message.

 

04/13/2016

 

3/7/2016

2/3/2016

1/14/2016

The links above send you this is page below.  Please notice the highlighted URL is not a standard BGSU address.  Please do not click on any links above or enter any information on the webpage below.

 

1/11/2016

 

01/08/16

12/30/2015

 

12/07/2015

 

 

The links above send you this is page below.  Please notice the highlighted URL is not a standard BGSU address.  Please do not click on the highlighted links above or enter any information on the webpage below.

 

 

04/27/2015

 

04/02/2015

 

01/16/2015

11/14/2014

 

10/23/14

10/8/14

9/4/14

8/28/14

8/27/14

8/12/14

 

Welcome to the web presence for the BGSU Information Security Office.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the overall goal of the Information Security Office is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information technology resources at Bowling Green State University.

Maintaining these resources at BGSU is vital to the educational, research, and operational missions of the University. Supporting these missions is the responsibility of all members of the University community. This site has been designed to provide BGSU community members with best practices, tools, and preventive measures to secure information technology resources. 

Some of these resources include:

  • alerts regarding the latest relevant security threats
  • tips for protecting data and systems
  • how to report a security incident
  • information security related topics

For assistance or to provide feedback, please contact this office by email at: infosec@bgsu.edu.

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