What is Social Engineering?

Reprinted with permission from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Office of Information Technology (OIT) 

Campus Alert: New Phishing Scam

Chattanooga State Technology has become aware of a new e-mail phishing scam that has been going around.

In a nutshell, the attack invites you to give access to your Google account through a legitimate-looking e-mail request to share a Google doc, and most likely will come from a legitimate-looking e-mail address (see the screenshot at the top of the page). 

If you receive a message of this type, DO NOT CLICK any links, DELETE the message immediately. This will ensure that you don't compromise any campus or personal information.

Migration to Office365 E-mail

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In the next few weeks, Chattanooga State IT Services will be migrating our e-mail system to Outlook 365. This change will enable a number of features and enhancements currently not available, and provide greater usability, security, and stability moving into the future.

There are a number of items that we would like to bring to your attention to prepare you for this change:

Staying Safe, Sound, and Secure Online: Part Two - Email Security

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In the last article in our Staying Safe, Sound, and Secure Online series, we explored how to stay safe when browsing online. Another common activity that hackers target is e-mail. Today we will take a look at how e-mail is being exploited, and practical things you can do to prevent evil-doers from exploiting your e-mail.

Avoid and E-mail Emergency

Information Technology Reminder: paSs1w7ords

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According to Wikipedia, “a password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or to gain access to a resource, which should be kept secret.” Passwords can be considered “a key” that allows authorized individuals to access all data required for them to perform their job, and is also the key that provides protection to this same data. This data can include PPI, PCI, and FERPA information--critical and sensitive data that both ChSCC and you are required to protect by law.