November 2016 BearAware Bulletin (Students)

 

 

Duo Two-Factor Implementation Update

Thank you for helping to make the implementation of Duo two-factor authentication on BearWeb a great success. Prior to spring registration, over 85% of all students were registered with Duo and now all current students are using two-factor authentication to access BearWeb. With Duo now fully deployed, ITS is carefully considering other ways to leverage two-factor authentication to protect additional systems such as Box, the eBill financial system and others. ITS will notify you in advance if additional systems and services will be protected by Duo in the coming months.

 

Phishing Safety

Phishing attempts grow in number and sophistication every day. However, every phishing scheme has one goal: to make you panic about losing some sort of access so that you will click a link and enter your user credentials without a second thought. To prevent getting hooked by a phishing scheme, never click embedded links in email messages or texts. Instead, open a web browser and either manually enter the URL or use a trusted bookmark. Remember, Baylor ITS will NEVER ask you for your BearID & password in an email. Keep yourself safe by being wary of emails - even from trusted sources - that contain links to resources that ask you to provide credentials, passwords or other secure information.

 

Have a Happy - And Secure - Holidays!

The holidays provide a needed break from your academic work. Before you head off to celebrate with friends and family, please browse over to the ITS website (www.baylor.edu/its), click on the Services menu, and then select Leaving Campus. There are simple steps listed that you can take to protect your devices and information before you leave and while you are away. We hope that you and your technology enjoy a safe, secure and happy holiday season.

Keep up with the latest news in cybersecurity by following us on Facebook (BearAware) & Twitter (@BearAware). If you have questions or concerns, please contact the HELP Desk at (254) 710-4357 (HELP).