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Information Security Announcements

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Information Security Announcements

Secure computing for the CCNY community requires that our users participate in making sure our campus computing is safe! By following certain protocols and procedures that are in place and by reading any Office of Information Technology e-mail broadcasts you will be using CCNY computing 'best practices' .

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is steadily updating and adding information, posting guidelines and providing the means to achieve the goal of secure computing. Any office that will be using sensitive information from students, faculty or staff is required to fill out and file the appropriate form(s). All forms are to be submitted to and approved by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO).

From OIT: Summary of Security Bulletins

Summary of Security Bulletin  -- (For CCNY Community)

See below for a list of the Security announcements sent to the CCNY Community:

If you would like a copy of the complete Announcement please contact out Service Desk.

IT NOTIFICATION:External Email Tag for Faculty and Staff--January 25, 2019
This is a notice for a permanent change to Faculty/Staff External Email Tag for external email delivery. >>See Notice
IT ALERT:Active Email Phishing Threat Advisory--November 07, 2018
There is an active phishing email threat targeting City College and CUNY student email accounts. >>See Alert
IT ALERT:Email Scam Advisory--October 2, 2018
This is a reminder to be alert to the innumerable online scams. One of the most prevalent is known as a “phishing” email. >>See Alert
IT WARNING: Email Phishing Attack - Fake email using President Beaudreau's name --September 18, 2018
A phishing email has been forwarded to users throughout our campus community that seems to originate from the CCNY President’s Office.>>See Alert
IT ALERT:Email Scam Advisory--May 29, 2018
This is a reminder to be alert to the innumerable online scams. One of the most prevalent is known as a “phishing” email.>>See Alert
IT ALERT: Urgent Email Scam Advisory --June 6, 2017
Be alert for fake emails that look like they come from your local police or State Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV) claiming you have a traffic violation.
IT ALERT: CCNY Cyber Security Threat --May 12, 2017
Ransomware is a mode of cyberattack that infects individual computers, encrypting user files and extorting a ransom to have the files restored
IRS Alerts Payroll and HR Professionals to Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s  -- March 04, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to beware of an emerging phishing email scheme.

IT ALERT: Email Alert -- May 28, 2015
The Office of Information Technology has confirmed that CCNY employees are being targeted by e-mails that contain a virulent attachment.

Information Security Workshops  -- April 23, 2015
Information technology devices are used to relay most of the personal and professional transactions you conduct every day.

Information Security Advisory: Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns -- December 2, 2014
This is a reminder to remain vigilant when browsing online during this holiday season. Please be aware of some prevailing scams.

Email Scams Advisory -- November 1, 2014
This is a reminder to be alert to the innumerable online scams. One of the most prevalent is known as a phishing email.

How to Recognize and Avoid a Phishing Attack -- October 30, 2014
If you receive an e-mail that has the same or similar information as the message below DO NOT CLICK on any links! 

CCNY Information Security Advisory -- September 18, 2014
It is important for all CCNY faculty and staff to understand how to handle confidential and personal information and maintain the integrity of that information.

CUNYfirst Charges -- August 19, 2014
CUNYfirst requires students who do not plan to attend City College this Fall 2014, to drop their classes via Student Self-Service no later than 5:00pm, August 27, 2014 or charges will incur to their student account.

Blackboard Maintenance-- August 19, 2014
Blackboard will be unavailable due to deployment Friday, August 22, 2014 between 4:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M.

End of Microsoft Windows XP Support -- March 21, 2014
Microsoft will end its support of the outdated Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 productivity suite (Word 2003, Excel 2003, etc.) ob April 8, 2014.

URGENT E-Mail Spam Alert -- February 18, 2014
If you see the following message DO NOT OPEN. Do not click-on or respond to any Quota Warnings...

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