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Social Engineering: How To Tell if You Are Being Scammed

July 15, 2024 by | IS&T

Social engineering is the art of manipulating human psychology to gain unauthorized access to buildings, systems, or data. Instead of relying on technical hacks, social engineers exploit universal human qualities like curiosity, trust, and politeness. For instance, they might pose as IT support personnel over the phone to trick employees into revealing their passwords. Let’s

Staying Cyber Safe During Summer Vacation

July 12, 2024 by Keith Barros | IS&T

As the summer season approaches, many of us are eagerly planning our vacations. Whether you’re heading to the beach, exploring new cities, or simply enjoying a staycation, it’s essential to prioritize your cybersecurity. As a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Chapman University, I’ve seen firsthand the impact of cyber threats on our community. Here

Beware of the Butchers: A Guide to the Latest Scams and How to Protect Yourself

July 2, 2024 by | IS&T

As we navigate this era of digital advancement, the sophistication and frequency of online scams are escalating, leading to significant financial setbacks and emotional distress. It’s crucial to equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to safeguard against these threats. Two new high-profile scams currently in the spotlight are the “Pig Butchering” scam in Southeast Asia

Celebrating Milestone Achievements: Year One of the HCM Refresh Project

July 1, 2024 by | IS&T

Initiated in 2023, the HCM Refresh Project embarked on a mission to harness the power of PeopleSoft HCM’s automated solutions and to improve system functionalities, streamline business processes, enhance user experience, and deliver important workforce reporting. The first year was dedicated to laying the groundwork with data redesign and system configuration changes. Our approach was

Forbes Warns of New Wi-Fi Vulnerability Affecting All Microsoft Windows Versions

June 18, 2024 by | IS&T

A recent article from Forbes highlights a severe Windows security flaw that allows hackers to infect PCs over Wi-Fi, emphasizing the urgency of updating your operating system immediately. Regardless of your operating system (Windows, macOS, etc.), this article is an excellent reminder of the importance of regular updates. Why Regular Updates Matter Security Enhancements: OS

Why 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) Matters

June 14, 2024 by Keith Barros  | IS&T

As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Chapman University, I cannot emphasize enough the critical role that 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) plays in safeguarding our digital ecosystem. In an era of rampant and sophisticated cyber threats, relying solely on passwords is like leaving our front door unlocked.  What is 2FA? 2FA is a security mechanism

Generative AI Integration Is Coming to Chapman’s Grammarly Experience

May 29, 2024 by | IS&T

Dear campus community, Grammarly Generative AI capabilities are now integrated into Chapman University’s Grammarly Premium platform. Our commitment to providing the best tools for our campus community drives this integration. The addition of GrammarlyGO and Generative AI to Grammarly is more than just an upgrade—it’s a transformation of how we approach writing and communication. It

IS&T’s Summer 2024 Technology Workshops

May 17, 2024 by | IS&T

IS&T is pleased to announce our Summer 2024 Technology Workshops, an excellent opportunity for everyone to deepen their understanding of emerging technologies. In these workshops, we will focus on productivity tools and their usability and share best practices. Why Attend?  Guidance from Experts: Learn from the IS&T training team with hands-on experience. Interactive Sessions: Participate

The Long and Short of It: Why Password Length Matters

May 13, 2024 by Keith Barros | IS&T

As a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), my primary goal is safeguarding Chapman University’s digital assets. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to enhance security is by focusing on password strength, and a key component of that strength is password length. Why Longer Passwords? The math behind password security is straightforward: longer passwords

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