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Spring 2021 Information Security Newsletter

March 29th, 2021

Here is the latest from the University Information Security Office. http://blogs.luc.edu/uiso/files/2021/03/2021-Spring-UISO_Newsletter.pdf  


OUCH! Newsletter: Identity Theft

March 15th, 2021

What is Identity Theft? Identity theft happens when a criminal steals information about you and uses that information to commit fraud, such as requesting unemployment benefits, tax refunds, or a new loan or credit card in your name. If you don’t take precautions, you may end up paying for products or services that you didn’t buy and dealing […]


2021 Q1 HIPAA Newsletter

March 10th, 2021

What is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the HIPAA Privacy Rule to implement […]


Past Newsletters

February 23rd, 2021

Date Published Topic Link October 2020 Identity Theft, Working from Home, and Cyber Security Awareness Month UISO_Newsletter_102020 August 2020 Multi-Factor Authentication, Coronavirus Phishing, and LastPass UISO_Newsletter_082020 May 2020 Securing Your Home Workstation, Coronavirus Phishing Emails, and LastPass UISO_Newsletter_052020 February 2020 LastPass and Multi-Factor Authentication UISO_Newsletter_022020 September 2019 Privacy, Social Media, and Wi-Fi UISO_Newsletter_092019 August 2019 […]


Phishing Scam – “luc.edu File REF:408974” – Feb 3, 2020

February 8th, 2021

Below is the most recent phishing email and website we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into entering personal account information (e.g. username/password). Users should not click any links in this email and should delete it right away. As a reminder, Loyola will never ask for your password or […]


OUCH! Newsletter – I’m Hacked, Now What?

OUCH! Newsletter – I’m Hacked, Now What?

February 3rd, 2021

Have I Been Hacked? No matter how secure you are, sooner or later you may have an accident and become hacked. Below are clues you might have been hacked and if so, what to do. Your Online Accounts Family or friends say they are receiving unusual messages or invites from you that you know you did not […]


Securing Wi-Fi at Home

Securing Wi-Fi at Home

January 8th, 2021

Overview To create a secure home network, you need to start by securing your Wi-Fi access point (sometimes called a Wi-Fi router). This is the device that controls who and what can connect to your home network. Here are five simple steps to securing your home Wi-Fi to create a far more secure home network […]


Task Request – Spam/Phishing Email – Dec 16, 2020

December 16th, 2020

Below is the most recent phishing email and website we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into entering personal account information (e.g. username/password). Users should not click any links in this email and should delete it right away. As a reminder, Loyola will never ask for your password or […]


Beware of Fake Zoom Requests

March 31st, 2020

As our classrooms move to the home we find that communication platforms such as Zoom become extremely popular and have become the default way to deliver a real time classroom experience while totally online. With the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, cybercriminals are taking advantage of this spike in usage by creating new fake “Zoom” […]


Personal Assistant P/T (Work Remotely) – Job post scam – February 18, 2020.

February 18th, 2020

Below is the most recent phishing email and website we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into entering personal account information (e.g. username/password). Users should not click any links in this email and should delete it right away. As a reminder, Loyola will never ask for your password or […]