Data Destruction Day 2019 Recap

Data Destruction Day 2019 Recap

Home Old devices and files not only take up space—they also take hits from cybercriminals in search of your data. That’s why, yesterday, the Office of Information Security at ITS hosted another successful Data Destruction Day on the Boston Campus. Simply donating or...
Security Tips from OIS: Social Media

Security Tips from OIS: Social Media

Home Whether it’s tearing society apart or improving longevity, social media at its best helps us foster relationships, build connections, and unwind after a long day. That’s why it’s sometimes easy to forget the potential security risks behind every login, post, and...
Understanding 2FA and How It Protects You

Understanding 2FA and How It Protects You

Home Online security is a complex issue with no one solution to fix all its woes. Sorting through all the ways that information can be stolen online and how to protect it can be confusing. It’s one of the reasons why National Cybersecurity Month exists. One of the...
An Entire 31 Days Dedicated to Cybersecurity Awareness

An Entire 31 Days Dedicated to Cybersecurity Awareness

Home October is here, but the scariest thing about this month isn’t Halloween—in fact, you’re at risk for it year-round. Whether cyberattacks creep up in headlines or your personal accounts, the only thing darker than some parts of the web is this inescapable truth:...
Your 2FA Guide: How to Take Charge of Your Online Security

Your 2FA Guide: How to Take Charge of Your Online Security

Home Two-factor authentication (2FA), which was expanded last spring as part of Northeastern’s ongoing efforts to protect personal and institutional data, has already made a difference in keeping members of the university community safe online. Northeastern went from...
The university’s login experience is getting a refresh

The university’s login experience is getting a refresh

Home » Category: "Security" We’re in a digital age in which it seems that nearly every website requires a password, with various lengths and combinations of letters, numbers, special characters, and capitalization. It can be frustrating to juggle all...