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  • Office 365 Scam

    March 6th, 2024

    by Mykael Baig

    Kindly exercise caution in light of a phishing email currently circulating within our university community. It contains the following: “Your Office 365 account appears to have two different logins with two different universities’ portals. To avoid termination within 24hrs, we expect you to strictly adhere to and address it. Please give us 24 hours to […]


    HIPAA Newsletter for Q1 2024

    February 13th, 2024

    by Jim Pardonek

    Strengthening Healthcare Data Security: The Role of Authentication in HIPAA Compliance In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare technology, safeguarding patient information is of utmost importance. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data, and one crucial aspect of compliance is authentication. This article explores the significance […]


    Breach Notification – ATS/Impact

    January 3rd, 2024

    by Jim Pardonek

    Dear Loyola Community, On approximately November 17, 2023, Athletic Trainer Systems (“ATS”) notified Loyola University Chicago (“Loyola”) and Select Physical Therapy (“SPT”) of a data security incident. Since 2013, Loyola has retained SPT (and its predecessor, NovaCare) to provided athletic trainers to work with Loyola’s student athletes. As part of such work, SPT’s trainers log […]


    Cybersecurity Safety for the Holidays

    November 1st, 2023

    by Aleksandra Stosovic

    The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, but it’s also a time when cybercriminals ramp up their efforts to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals. As we prepare to embrace the Holiday spirit, it’s crucial to remain vigilant about online cybersecurity. In this article, we’ll explore the key steps to ensure a secure […]


    Part Time Employment Offer Scam

    October 11th, 2023

    by Mykael Baig

    Kindly exercise caution in light of a phishing email currently circulating within our university community. The subject line reads as follows: “LUC APPROVED PART TIME EMPLOYMENT OFFER.” This fraudulent communication falsely suggests available positions at Loyola, seeking individuals characterized as “Highly intelligent and organized” to provide both personal and administrative support. It’s essential to note […]


    Updated Information on the MOVEit Data Breach

    August 17th, 2023

    by Jim Pardonek

    August 10, 2023 Dear Loyola Community, As Loyola University Chicago recently reported, a vulnerability to the file transfer application MOVEit (MOVEit Software) has been impacting organizations and exposing personal data worldwide. Although Loyola does not use the MOVEit Software, some of the University’s third-party service providers do. Recently, Loyola reported that two such University service […]


    Latest Job Scam Phish

    August 1st, 2023

    by Jim Pardonek

    The phishing email below is the latest in a series of Job Scams that have been circulating here at Loyola.  All of these attempt to steal money from the person that THINKS they are applying for a job.  They basically fit the same pattern.   Flexible, part-time job work from home $300 – $500 weekly […]


    Latest Phishing Email – Stealing Login Information

    July 28th, 2023

    by Jim Pardonek

    Here is the latest phish.  The interesting thing about this particular one is that it attempts to use a QR code to send you to the site where it asks you for your login information.  Please delete this email if you recieve it.   From: REDACTEDDate: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 8:45 PMTo:Subject: ACT NOW!!! […]


    HIPAA and College Students: Protecting Privacy in Higher Education

    July 19th, 2023

    by Aleksandra Stosovic

    HIPAA and College Students: Protecting Privacy in Higher Education The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is commonly associated with healthcare providers and the protection of patient data. However, its impact extends beyond hospitals and clinics, also reaching educational institutions where college students’ health information is involved. Understanding how HIPAA applies to college students […]


    HIPAA and Ransomware: Protecting Patient Data in the Digital Age

    July 19th, 2023

    by Aleksandra Stosovic

    HIPAA and Ransomware: Protecting Patient Data in the Digital Age In today’s increasingly digitized healthcare landscape, the protection of patient data is of paramount importance. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides a comprehensive framework for safeguarding individuals’ medical information. However, the rise of ransomware attacks poses new challenges to maintaining the security […]