Security

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Fatigue Attacks

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Fatigue Attacks – What they are, what they mean, and what to do. If you’ve been paying attention to securing your information, you’ve likely heard to use a second-factor with your authentication, going a step beyond the traditional credential pair of a username and password and using… Continue reading »

Access Considerations For Employee Transfers

Process for managing data when an employee changes departments within Williams When a Williams employee changes departments (for example someone going from the Office for Information Technology to the Facilities department), Google shares, drives, calendars, email aliases and lists need to be manually changed.   The employee, supervisor and possibly department… Continue reading »

Phishing, Smishing and Vishing is on the rise

Phishing, Smishing and Vishing is on the rise…don’t fall victim to these attacks! Welcome to NCSAM week 2! This week we’ll take an in-depth look at three of the most common social engineering attacks, and the characteristics that aid in correctly identifying them. But before we reach that three-way fork,… Continue reading »

Update your software now to be ready for fall!

No matter your hardware platform of choice or what software you use, they all need updates from time to time, often to protect you and your data from loss or harm. Run through this brief checklist to ensure your systems are as ready as you are for the fall. 1. Install… Continue reading »

FBI warns about fraud risk on LinkedIn

It’s officially summer, and the criminals hope to enjoy it with your money! The scams that the FBI has investigated recently involve a person that may contact you via LinkedIn offering some sort of cryptocurrency investment advice. They want you to invest in a platform or market that they recommend,… Continue reading »

Printing issues on Windows computers after a Microsoft update

UPDATE 10/25/21:  We now recommend you re-add your printers by following the directions here:  https://oit.williams.edu/announcements/adding-printers-for-windows-computers/ The campus is seeing Windows computers which have received a Microsoft update this week then being unable to print and unable to add new printers. Our current solution is to uninstall the particular update,… Continue reading »

Tax season is here…lookout for related scams

Around this time last year the IRS shared a notice regarding a new, aggressive phone scam targeting taxpayers. This year, the scammers have apparently invested in some automation and are using robocalls to threaten taxpayers with SSN suspension or cancellation unless their call is returned. Please do not… Continue reading »

Identity Resilience

Identity theft isn’t new, it’s been around since the 1800s. Anytime personal information is stolen and used to commit fraud, it is ID theft. The modern era has amplified the ability to commit this type of crime, and now we see frequent attempts to do this, especially during a crisis. Continue reading »

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