Cyber Security Quarterly Newsletter
Summer Shoutouts. Stay Cool in Summer.
As we say goodbye to summer breaks and start again welcoming students back to campus for the Fall Semester we want to welcome you back with the next edition of our newsletter. Turn up the heat on cyber attackers by implementing good password hygiene so you can stay cool knowing your better protected.
Infosec wants to give a big shout out to all of you who report phishing emails to us. We can’t emphasize enough how much this helps us identify phishing emails and inform others in the community. Your efforts help keep Chapman students, faculty, and staff safe! We’ll talk more on that in the scams to look out for section down below.
| FACTS AND FIGURES
| SECURITY TIP – Maintaining Good Passwords
Security advocate Katrina Thompson says, “Many are still using “password” or something easily guessed, like an email account. Also, many passwords have been compromised in highly publicized breaches and are now floating around dark web forums – for sale or free. And while good security hygiene dictates you should not reuse your password across platforms and applications, many do.”1 According to a report on the psychology of passwords from 2020, 42% of surveyors reported that having a password that is easy to remember is more important than having a secure password. Furthermore, 66% of individuals reuse old passwords (or variations of it) even though they know it’s not safe2.
Follow these simple steps to help keep your password safe:
Please also reference our recently updated blogpost about password security:
| DID YOU KNOW?!?
It’s important to note that these companies give their express permission for researchers to look for vulnerabilites. Searching for vulnerabilities on systems without a company’s consent can get you into legal trouble.
| SCAMS TO LOOK OUT FOR:
Unicef Job Scams
Remember: Chapman provides examples of type of various scams & phishing attacks at chapman.edu/scams.
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