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  • OUCH! Newsletter – Top Cybersecurity Tips For Vacations

    December 1st, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    Overview As the holiday season approaches, millions of people will be traveling. If you are among the many, here are some tips to help keep you cyber savvy and safe. Mobile Devices Bring as few devices as you can. The fewer devices you bring while traveling, the fewer devices that can be lost or stolen. […]


    Here’s the Latest from our Cyber Security Awareness Mascot Phinn

    November 22nd, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    To close out Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we asked all Ramblers to remember that we have a shared responsibility in keeping our community safe and secure online. More than ever before, we are spending significantly more time on our connected devices, whether it be at home or on campus. As our online presence grows, so do […]


    Latest Fake Job Attempt Dog Sitting

    October 29th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    Here is the latest attempt at getting you to cough up money in exchange for a fake job.  Remember is something is too good to be true, it probably is.  The link will ask you for your email address and password.  Please do not provide that information and delete the email. From: LieREDACTED, AleREDACTED <aliREDACTED@luc.edu> […]


    Latest Attempt to Scam Victims Out of Money

    October 5th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    The latest Phish appears to come from an LUC alumni account.  The Subject is Position.  The body of the email contains no links but contains the following text: Work from home part-time personal assistant for $800 a week: Students who are interested in filling out this position are to provide a non edu email address […]


    Cyber Awareness Month: Mobile Security

    Cyber Awareness Month: Mobile Security

    September 29th, 2021

    by Aleksandra Stosovic

    Week 2 – Mobile Device Security


    Cyber Awareness Month: Password Security

    Cyber Awareness Month: Password Security

    September 29th, 2021

    by Aleksandra Stosovic

    Week 1 – Password Security


    Be on Alert for this Latest Phishing Scam

    September 24th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    The Information Security Office was alerted to this phishing scam that is designed to trick the victim into providing banking information as a means of direct deposit in exchange for a fake job that does not exist.  Once the banking information is provided, the hacker withdraws a large sum of money from your account.  Generally […]


    Another Paid Position Phishing Scam

    September 23rd, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    We are again seeing one of the more common ones that attempts to get you to email your banking information to the scammer in exchange for a non-existent job.  The way these work is that they “hire” you and ask for your routing and account number so that you can get “paid”.  The scammer then […]


    Microsoft warns of a Windows zero-day security hole that is being actively exploited

    September 10th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    In a security advisory, Microsoft has warned that malicious hackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Windows to launch targeted attacks against organizations. According to Microsoft, attacks exploiting the vulnerability have targeted companies via boobytrapped Microsoft Office documents. In short, a typical timeline of infection might go something like this: One of your users downloads […]


    SANS OUCH! – Securely Using the Cloud

    August 5th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    Note:  This article from SANS discusses how to securely store data in the cloud.  Please be aware that the ONLY approved storage service for Loyola University Chicago data is Loyola’s OneDrive or SharePoint.   Overview You may have heard of a concept called “the cloud.” This means using a service provider on the internet to […]