Posts for the Topic security

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Authentication Service Renewal

Where are we now?

The processes and techniques that provide authentication and authorization for the campus community have not changed in many years. These processes are reliant on batch consumption of identity data using WatIAM’s Extract file, direct LDAP authentication against the campus active directory, and the use of CAS for web application single sign-on. While this infrastructure has served the University well for many years, some changes will be required to ensure future needs are met.

Data Privacy Month: Identity theft - protecting yourself online

There are a number of things you can do to minimize your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft.

Data Privacy Month: Simple ways to protect your privacy online

Data Privacy Month 2014 is an initiative of a number of organizations to increase awareness about the risks to your privacy online. From January 28 (Data Privacy Day) to February 28, citizens will be encouraged to consider how they manage and protect their data.
 

Are security challenges faced by universities that much different than other organizations?

There was some buzz in the media earlier this year about universities being subject to an increasing number of cyber attacks.  An article in The New York Times drew a fair bit of attention, spawning articles in the Toronto Star and WLU’s The Cord.

Phishing season, open all year round!

What is phishing?

"Phishing" involves mass-delivered messages, often designed to impersonate banks, businesses, Internet service providers or computer help desks.  These messages try to entice recipients to provide personal information or to run software allowing the sender to control a recipient's computer.

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