Email-based Scams

Subject:  Email-based Scams Submitted for:  Information Technologies & Resources Submitted by:  UCF Information Security Office The Information Security Office would like to bring to your attention several email-based scams. Direct Deposit Scam In a direct deposit or payment scam, criminals will impersonate employees and request a change to their payroll accounts.  Often these emails come …

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – email 2

Subject:  National Cyber Security Awareness Month Submitted for:  Information Technologies & Resources Submitted by:  UCF Information Security Office October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the UCF Information Security Office is celebrating throughout the month with security tips, social media and on-campus events.  By understanding the threats to your data you can take proactive …

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – email 1

Subject:  National Cyber Security Awareness Month Submitted for:  Information Technologies & Resources Submitted by:  UCF Information Security Office October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The Information Security Office will be celebrating all month long by sharing security tips through email and social media. A very important theme of this year’s NCSAM is “Make …

Email Scam Warning

Submitted for: UCF Information Security Office Submitted by: Information Technologies & Resources Subject: Email scam warning The Information Security Office would like to bring to your attention two email scams we’ve seen recently. Known as “sextortion” and gift card scams, both attempt to steal your money, either through extortion or deception. “Sextortion” scam This scam …

Simulated phishing campaign

Subject: Simulated phishing campaign Submitted for: Information Technologies & Resources Submitted by: UCF Information Security Office The Information Security Office continues to enhance the University’s security awareness program, and as part of that enhancement has been authorized to incorporate an internal phishing simulation program. Research shows that internal phishing programs help raise information security awareness …

Wireless Router Threat

Submitted for: Information Technologies & Resources Submitted by: UCF Information Security Office Subject: Wireless Router Threat The Information Security Office would like to bring your attention to a global malicious software (malware) attack against wireless routers. Based on recent cyber intelligence, owners of wireless routers, such as those you may be using at home or …

Standard Updated: 501 Password Standards

UCF Information Security Office standard #501: Password Standards has been updated. Changes in this latest revision, dated 05-01-2018, include: Changed number to 501 from 501-101 to match our new, simplified standard numbering scheme Changes to “General Account Password Standards” section simplified statement on encryption in transit and at rest Added password age and history standards …