With websites popping up overnight, it can be hard to determine which sites are safe to be on and which are not. Data theft is far too common in today’s society and happens over the internet everyday. There are a few ways to help determine which sites you should be on and if they are […]
This category contains articles discussing Cyber Security-related topics.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]