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

September 10th, 2021

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

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 […]


OUCH! Newsletter – Securely Using Mobile Apps

June 10th, 2021

Overview Mobile devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches, have become one of the primary technologies we use in both our personal and professional lives. What makes these devices so powerful are the thousands of apps we can choose from. These apps enable us to be more productive, communicate and share with others, train and […]


OUCH! March Edition – “Disposing of Your Mobile Device”

OUCH! March Edition – “Disposing of Your Mobile Device”

March 6th, 2019

Folks, We are excited to announce March’s OUCH! newsletter – “Disposing of Your Mobile Device“. Led by Guest Editor and mobile device expert Chris Crowley, we cover how to securely wipe your mobile device before getting rid of it. You have a tremendous amount of highly sensitive and personal information on your mobile devices. Who […]


OUCH! September Edition – BEC/CEO Fraud

OUCH! September Edition – BEC/CEO Fraud

February 6th, 2019

  Folks, We are excited to announce February’s edition of the OUCH! newsletter – “Personalized Scams”. This is a really important one as cyber criminals have changed tactics. Led by Guest Editor and SANS Instructor Lenny Zeltser, we show you how bad guys are now personalizing even the most common scams. Cyber criminals can easily […]


Security & Donuts – Register Today!

October 9th, 2018

The University Security Office is providing a Security and Donuts Information Session at all 3 campuses in October.  You will learn the best ways to keep your information, your identity, and your computer safe from hackers and identity thieves.  Join us for a short and interactive information session, you won’t want to miss!  Coffee and […]


OUCH! September Edition – BEC/CEO Fraud

OUCH! September Edition – BEC/CEO Fraud

September 11th, 2018

Folks, We are excited to announce September’s edition of the OUCH! newsletter – BEC / CEO Fraud. Led by Guest Editor and FBI Special Agent Don Cavender, we explain what these types of targeted email attacks are, what makes them so dangerous and most importantly how to spot and stop them. Not only are cyber […]


OUCH! July Edition – Phone Call Attacks & Scams

OUCH! July Edition – Phone Call Attacks & Scams

July 5th, 2018

Folks, We are excited to announce July’s edition of the OUCH! newsletter – Phone Call Scams and Attacks. Led by Guest Editor and Social Engineering expert Jen Fox, we explain how phone call scams work, the easiest ways to detect them and how to respond if you do get attacked. In addition, we are adding […]


OUCH! June Edition – Stop That Malware

OUCH! June Edition – Stop That Malware

June 7th, 2018

Folks, We are excited to announce June’s edition of the OUCH! newsletter – Stop That Malware. Led by Guest Editor and Malware expert Lenny Zeltser, we explain what Malware is, provide examples of different types and most importantly the key steps to stopping it. Download and share OUCH! with family, friends and co-workers. Stop That […]


OUCH! May Edition – GDPR

OUCH! May Edition – GDPR

May 2nd, 2018

Folks,  We are excited to announce the May edition of OUCH! – GDPR. As many of you know, the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect this month, 25 May.  This is a huge deal and impacts people and organizations around the world. We also know there is a lot of confusion about it. That […]