Category: Security Threats

Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

The Information Security team would like to share some Holiday Information Security Tips provided by the United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT). This is an especially active time for scammers! As the holidays approach, we would like to remind you to be aware of seasonal scams and cyber campaigns, which may include: electronic greeting cards…Continue Reading Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

Improve Your Cybersecurity

Security is an essential element of software design, development, testing, and maintenance. The software we use every day on our phones, tablets, and computers may have vulnerabilities that can compromise our personal information and privacy. How we use our IT products and devices is important. From locking our portable devices to making sure that all…Continue Reading Improve Your Cybersecurity

Cyber Safety and Tax Season

The end of tax season is the prime time for hackers. If you file your taxes electronically, Information Technology would like to offer a few helpful tips during this time. Never provide your Social Security Number (SSN) over email, even to a legitimate company with a legitimate reason to ask for it, unless the email…Continue Reading Cyber Safety and Tax Season

Don’t fall for the phish trick

The Oxford English Dictionary defines phishing as “Fraud perpetrated on the Internet; spec. the impersonation of reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online.” Everyday thousands of email messages are sent to and from the College of Charleston.  Unfortunately some of these messages are…Continue Reading Don’t fall for the phish trick