Security News and Events
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Members of the CISO monitor reports of new vulnerabilities reported from within and outside of the campus. Visit this page often for security updates, advisories, and security news. Content from external links is not managed by BYU.
A Common Question about Outlook for Mac
Several Mac users on campus have contacted our office in concern due to a recurring message from their Outlook for Desktop app. Because Outlook is undergoing a server upgrade, Mac users will be prompted to allow the new server (called autodiscover-s.outlook.com) to configure their email settings. The pop-up prompt will look like the one pictured above. A few users have selected “Allow”, but haven’t checked the box for “Always use my response for this server”. If this box is left unchecked, the same prompt will return regularly, which can be inconvenient and confusing.
Scams and Phishing Attacks Related to Coronavirus
Get information about the scams that use fraudulent emails, texts, and social media posts to prey on public fear of COVID-19
IRS Warns of W-2 Tax Scams
Small businesses should be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft and W-2 scams. Employers hold sensitive tax data on their employees – such as Form W-2 data – which is highly valued by identity thieves.
Data Privacy Day
January 28th is International Data Privacy Day. It’s a reminder to take stock of what you do to ensure your personal data is protected.
Windows 7 Has Been Discontinued
Microsoft has ceased support for the Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 devices will still function, but will no longer receive security patches or updates.
Information Security Resources
Stay Safe Online
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BYU Cybersecurity Research Lab
BYU's Cybersecurity program, launched in Fall 2018, is the first undergraduate cybersecurity degree available in Utah.
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