Security Highlights for Students
Rise in Job Scams Targeting Students
Scammers are targeting students with unsuspecting job opportunities which lead to victims loosing thousands of dollars. Read more about Job Scams here.
The beginning of a sophisticated cyber-attack usually starts with a phishing scam. A phishing scam is a social engineering attack that utilizes phone calls, email, social media, or a text message to trick a victim into disclosing information that he or she would typically not disclose. The end goal of phishing scams is usually the theft of login credentials such as usernames and passwords. Armed with the username and password of an individual, a cyber adversary can then masquerade as the victim, steal his or her personal information protected by those credentials.
Downloading Using the VCU Network
Protecting Your Personal Devices
Other Security Tips
Visit the Security Awareness and Training site for more tips on how to protect yourself and your identity.
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VCU Information Technology Policies, Standards, Baselines and Guidelines, and General Information Security
Please review the Student Email Standard.