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ASU Information Security Office

ASU Information Security Office's Vision:

  • Embed information security into the culture of ASU
  • Ensure alignment of the information security program to the University's mission
  • Increase visibility into the University’s security posture

ASU Information Security Office's Mission:
 
Arizona State University’s Information Security Office is committed to preserving the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of its information resources while preserving and nurturing the open information-sharing requirements of its academic culture.

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  • US-CERT Current Activity:
    The US-CERT Current Activity web page is a regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact types of security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.
    http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/
  • Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3):
    The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is an alliance between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). IC3’s mission is to address crime committed over the Internet.
    http://www.ic3.gov/media/default.aspx
  • Microsoft Security Bulletins:
    Microsoft security bulletins provide information & news about computer vulnerabilities and security updates to keep your computer protected.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/security/dn481339
  • Apple Security Updates:
    This document outlines security updates for Apple products.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1222
  • Oracle Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin:
    This page lists announcements of security fixes made in Critical Patch Update Advisories and Security Alerts, and it is updated when new Critical Patch Update Advisories and Security Alerts are released.
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html

Protecting Against Phishing

What is Phishing?

Phishing, in a nutshell, is the online version of a con-job. The perpetrators of phishing messages are essentially tech-savvy con-artists. In a phishing scam, these con-artists send out messages and emails that "look" legitimate, hoping to trick the unsuspecting user into giving out their personal information, including usernames and passwords, and allowing the perpetrator to conduct identity theft.

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Recent Increase in Tech Support Scams

Submitted by twitucky on June 3, 2016 - 1:14pm

Cyber security experts are seeing an increase in complaints related to technical support scams, where someone claims to be an employee (or an affiliate) of a major computer software or security company offering technical support to the victim. Recent scams are claiming to be support for cable and Internet companies to offer assistance with digital cable boxes and connections, modems, and routers. They claim the company has received notifications of errors, viruses, or security issues from the victim’s internet connection. Some even claim they are working on behalf of government agencies to resolve computer viruses and threats from possible foreign countries or terrorist organizations.

Extortion E-mail Schemes Tied to Recent High-Profile Data Breaches

Submitted by twitucky on June 3, 2016 - 1:07pm

Cyber security experts are seeing an increase in extortion attempts related to recent high-profile data thefts. Recipients are told via email that personal information, such as their pictures, videos, and personal information such as name, phone number, address, and credit card information, will be released to their social media contacts, family, and friends if a ransom is not paid. The recipient is usually instructed to pay in Bitcoin, a virtual currency that provides a high degree of anonymity to the transactions.

Preventing identity theft and identity repair service

Submitted by twitucky on April 27, 2016 - 4:28pm

ASU takes your security and that of your personal information seriously, and we have made substantial effort and investments to protect you and your information. However, the risk of theft of personal information is ever-present, at ASU and beyond. During this tax season, please remember that ASU has a partnership with AllClear ID to provide you with complimentary identity repair assistance. AllClear ID Guarantee coverage is automatic and applies to you and your information regardless of the circumstances in which you might become victim of fraud or identity theft. This benefit is available immediately at no cost to you.