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The WKU Information Security Bulletin is sent by Information Technology Services (ITS) on a semiannual or as-needed basis to inform the WKU community of IT security issues and best practices. If you have questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk.

 

 

ITS Security Bulletin, Fall 2020


Windows Updates

Why is my computer asking to reboot again?? Regular updates help keep your computer secure.

Why It's Important

 

Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

Don’t fall victim to financial aid scams that take advantage of students in need.

Identify Scams

 

Phishing  

Phishing is one of the most common ways for hackers to gain access to your data. Protect yourself and WKU by scrutinizing emails that ask for personal info.

Recognizing Phishing

 

Sensitive Data  

WKU has policies regarding where sensitive data can and cannot be stored. Make sure you understand what data is considered sensitive, and where to store it.

Storing Sensitive Date

 

US Government Info on COVID-19 Scams

 

Tips for Avoiding Common Scams

Avoid Unknown Numbers

  • Do not respond to calls or texts from unknown or suspicious numbers.

Be Cautious of Pressure

  • Urgency is a red flag.
  • Do not share sensitive information, make payments, or otherwise act immediately.

Be Alert to Impersonators

  • Don’t give out personal information anywhere unless you’ve initiated the contact and know for sure who you’re dealing with.
  • Caller ID and phone numbers can be faked. Keep this in mind, and simply hang up on suspicious calls and return them at a published number from a legitimate source.
  • Do not click on suspicious links, even from people you know. If a friend sends you an unusual message by email or social media, call them to make sure it’s legitimate.

 

 

Please note, none of these links ask you for a login or other personal information. As always, ITS reminds you to familiarize yourself with all WKU policies. Follow ITS on Twitter, @wkuITS.

 




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