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Security Bulletin

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 ITS support via one of the methods listed at www.wku.edu/its/contact.



ITS Security Bulletin, Fall 2019

Stay Safe Event

Visit the WKU Stay Safe Event on Sept. 9th at Centennial Mall in front of DSU.


Stop That Phish

Learn what phishing is and how to protect yourself from these scams.

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Personalized Scams

Cyber criminals may search for or purchase information about you, then use that information to personalize their attacks.

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Banking Security

If you use online banking and have a weak or re-used password, your account could be pilfered by cyberthieves.

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Learn how to create strong passwords, called passphrases, that are easy to remember and simple to type.

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Text Message Scams

Scammers may send text messages to your phone to get you to reveal personal information.

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Gift Card Scams

No, your boss didn’t just ask you to buy her iTunes gift cards.

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Debt Payment Scams

WKU and your bank may be cool, but neither allows you to pay tuition or debts with iTunes gift cards.

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Employment Scams

Scammers are trying to trick you into applying for fake jobs! See this PSA from the FBI

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WKU Information Security Training

Enroll in our short training courses on FERPA and Phishing today! Head to wku.blackboard.com, login with your NetID, and click “IT Training” at the right of the red menu bar.



WKU Sensitive Data Storage Policy

Personal information is valuable, so make sure to keep our data safe!

WKU Information Security Plan


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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 Last Modified 8/28/19