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MSU Security Summit 2017

Join us as we hear from industry leaders to discuss the ever-changing security landscape and learn how MSU IT is adapting.
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MSU celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber security continues to grow in importance, and we all play a role in today’s highly networked world of systems, information, and technology.

MSU Information Technology helps celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by promoting safe computing tips and supporting the MSU Security Summit on October 15.

MSU SecureIT

SecureIT is the main safe computing initiative at MSU encouraging safe personal computing, as well as information security guidelines and best practices for dealing with institutional data. Read Full Article →

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MSU provides guidelines for handling, securing institutional data

MSU’s Institutional Data Policy (IDP) holds every member of the university community individually responsible for the appropriate use and protection of institutional data, and especially of confidential data, in their possession or control.

A first step to securing institutional data is increasing awareness about institutional data and confidential data.

Confidential data needs to be stored only on a secured server. Read Full Article →

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MSU offers SecureIT tips for securing mobile devices

It’s important to safeguard your personal computers, mobile phones, tablets, and other devices.

  1. Use a passcode to lock your device when not in use.
  2. Set up automatic updates for operating systems, web browsers, and apps.
  3. If connecting to an unsecured Wi-Fi connection, be cautious about the sites visited and the information accessed.
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MSU offers SecureIT phishing tips for faculty and staff

Michigan State University needs you to help keep our network and data safe.

Faculty and staff work with institutional data daily and need to take extra precautions, especially when dealing with potential phishing messages.

Know what things to look for in an email that may indicate it’s a phishing attempt.

  • Does the from line or subject line look suspicious?
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SecureIT site provides information security guidelines to MSU community

The SecureIT site recently launched to provide the MSU community with one place for guidelines and best practices on information security.

MSU employees first used the site as part of the two-factor authentication rollout in March and April 2015.

The site also includes personal safe computing information, ways to safeguard your devices, phishing precautions, password tips, and illegal file sharing details. Read Full Article →

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MSU to roll out two-factor authentication starting March 16

Over the next six weeks, Michigan State University is adding steps to safeguard personal and institutional data by applying two-factor authentication to human resources, payroll, and finance systems that are part of our Enterprise Business Systems (EBS).

Once two-factor authentication is implemented for EBS, it will be expanded to additional MSU applications. Read Full Article →

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MSU to rollout two-factor authentication in the spring of 2015

Cyber attacks on computer systems and networks to obtain personal information and other confidential data take place on a daily basis.

To maintain the integrity and security of our institution’s data, Michigan State University is taking steps to increase the level of protection in systems amassing sensitive and personal information by implementing two-factor authentication in spring 2015. Read Full Article →

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

This year’s theme is Our Shared Responsibility. MSU Information Technology (IT) Security encourages the community to get involved and do their part to make our Internet, MSUnet, safer and more secure for everyone.

  • Read information posted on MSU’s technology security site at tech.msu.edu/secureIT/
  • Check the STOP-THINK-CONNECT Web site for additional information at staysafeonline.org/
  • Share online safety advice and links to resources on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #NCSAM.
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Tips on preventing CryptoWall malware from infecting your computer

MSU Information Security is warning computer users about a damaging new form of malware called CryptoWall, which has hit MSU’s campus.

How CryptoWall works

Infections can take place in a variety of ways, but the two most common are malicious links and email attachments.

When infected with CryptoWall, all useful files are irrevocably encrypted unless the victim decides to pay a ransom to receive their files back. Read Full Article →