Information Security team would like to thank everyone on campus for the success of the Nation Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign here on our campus. We received very positive response from many departments across campus and more than 500 students, faculty and staff entered our iPad giveaway by taking our Information Security Awareness quiz. From a random draw at our seminar the following winners were selected. Each winner gets an iPad Mini.
Thanks for another great year celebrating NCSAM here on campus. We got enthusiastic response to our campaign and continue to work towards making our campus a more safe place for all digitally.
Currently Heartbleed vulnerability threat is high in environment. Please follow our advise here to protect yourself. For any other questions about the infections, please contact IT Security at ITSECURITY@listserv.syr.edu.
Information Security team would like to thank everyone on campus for the success of the Nation Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign here on our campus. We recieved some great reviews and hopefully made our campus safer online. Thanks for everyone who viewed the information security videos on Blackboard. From a random draw the following winners were selected. Each winner gets a Nexus tablet.
Edward Leonard Galvin Archives & Records Management Dir Archives/Rec
Joy E Dorfer Treasurer's Office Mgr Cash Operations
Congratulations to the winners. Hope everybody found our NCSAM campaign helpful. Thanks.
Welcome to the start of a new semester at Syracuse University. As is typical we are seeing an uptick in infected machines around campus. Currently we have computers being infected with malware exploit kits like Phoenix, Zeus, and ZeroAccess. These exploit kits are typically couple of pieces of software bundled together to be able to hack into a machine. First they infect unsuspicious Web sites to hoist drive-by downloads on visitors. Then typically probe the visitor’s browser for the presence of outdated and insecure versions of browser plugins like Java, and Adobe Flash and Reader. If the visitor is unlucky enough to have visited the site and fallen behind in applying updates, the exploit kit will silently install malware of the attacker’s choosing on the victim’s PC.
Below are basic 10 steps that you can take in order to protect your computer for these infections and keep you from being quarantined from the network.
If your computer does become quarantined after being infected with any of the listed infections then please follow the instructions attached in the Qurantine mail to get back on the SU network.
For any other questions about the infections or quarantines, please contact IT Security at ITSECURITY@listserv.syr.edu.
Last Updated: 11/17/15