OIT Security Alert – Phishing Attempt Threat Advisory: “Are you available now”

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SJFC Office of Information Technology

OIT Notification Number: 2019-46

Date: 04/25/2019
Title: OIT Security Alert – Phishing Attempt Threat Advisory: “Are you available now”

Description:
OIT has received reports of a recent phishing attempt with the email subject “Are you available now”. A Phishing email is one that attempts to trick you into performing an action (click a link, provide credentials, purchase gift cards etc.) by posing as a legitimate sender. If you have received this email please click on the Phish Alert button in Outlook to report and delete this email.

A screenshot of the Phishing email is included below:

If you responded to this email, clicked on the link or have any questions related to this phishing attempt please contact the OIT Service Desk at (585) 385-8016.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,

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St. John Fisher College
OIT Service Desk
Office of Information Technology
(585) 385-8016
http://go.sjfc.edu/oithelp

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Around campus you will see posters that will make you Stop | Think | before you Connect!

Week 1: Simple Steps to Online Safety – THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK!

Passwords: Protecting yourself by using strong, unique passwords for each of your devices and online account.

  • Strong – cannot be easily guessed by hackers
  • Tired of complex passwords? Try using a passphrase instead.
    The longer your passphrase is, the stronger!
  • Unique – using a different password for each device/online account – if one password is compromised all your other accounts/devices are still safe.
  • Can’t remember all those strong, unique passwords – use a password manager; stores all of your passwords in an encrypted format.
  • Where available, enable two-step verification on accounts that support it. Two-step verification uses your password and adds a second step (code being sent to smartphone, or using fingerprint). Even some password managers support this feature – it’s easier than you think!

Best Password Managers of 2017: https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp

Regards,

Office of Information Technology
OIT Service Desk
St. John Fisher College
e-mail: oitservicedesk@sjfc.edu
phone: (585) 385-8016
http://oit.sjfc.edu/

Secure Email Service

 

Dear Colleagues:
In the course of our daily work for the College, we sometimes need to send or receive private or personally identifiable information via the email system.  As Faculty and Staff at St. John Fisher College we have a responsibility to protect the privacy and confidentiality of student data, employee data, and proprietary College information.  This information could include protected student information (grades, transcripts, class schedule, etc), sensitive personally identifiable information (SSN’s, Driver license or State ID#’s, Passport #’s, DOB, Account passwords, etc), Credit Card information and Electronic Health Care information.

If you have the need to send a secure email outside of St. John Fisher College, OIT is providing a service to ensure that the email and any attachments can only be read by the intended recipient.  This will only work for email sent to a recipient outside of St. John Fisher.

To send a secured email the St. John Fisher sender has to put “[SECURE]” at the beginning of the subject line of the email and then send the email as normal.  Based on the tag “[SECURE]”, the email will get routed through an encryption filter.  The recipient will then receive an email with a link that will direct them to the Barracuda Message Center to retrieve their email.  The recipient will use the Barracuda Message Center to view, reply or download the original email.

For more information, please see the OIT website or contact the OIT Service Desk.

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Regards,

Office of Information Technology

OIT Service Desk
St. John Fisher College
e-mail: oitservicedesk@sjfc.edu
phone: (585) 385-8016
http://oit.sjfc.edu/