Security: Understanding Phishing

    Phishing is… “A cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals to providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking, and credit card details, and passwords. The information is then used to access important accounts and can […]

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    Meltdown & Spectre Information

    Meltdown and Spectre are two recently discovered security vulnerabilities that affect all modern processors, computing devices and operating systems. By taking advantage of design flaws in processors, attackers can see sensitive data in your computer that shouldn’t normally be accessible like passwords and encryption keys. Meltdown takes advantage of the isolation that should occur between […]

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    CyberArk: Software and Administrator Access

    Privileged (administrator) accounts represent a large security vulnerability that many organizations, including the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, face today. In the hands of an external attacker or malicious employee, privileged accounts could allow attackers to disable security controls, steal confidential information or PHI, commit financial fraud, and disrupt daily operations. With this growing […]

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    International Travel

    International Travel Information If you are traveling out of the country there can be some possible risks when taking your own personal or state-owned equipment. The Office of Information Technology is prepared to assist our Faculty and Staff by providing them with everything they need to mitigate the risk of data loss. Many countries have […]

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    Email Encryption

    We provide secure access to TAMHSC email from anywhere through our webmail service available from anywhere at https://webmail.tamhsc.edu/. External email encryption is utilized for any confidential information that is being sent via email such as patient data, student data or anything else of a confidential nature. Internal Email Encryption  All traffic sent from one tamhsc.edu […]

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