Welcome to the (newly renovated) Information Security News and Alerts site!
If you are looking for the latest news and alerts, just click here, or continue to scroll down this page.
This news and alerts site was initially designed to allow members of the Berry College community to independently verify the validity of an email, announcement, or event. Its use has been expanded to include a monthly newsletter, a quick info section, a Q&A board, and a calendar (currently under maintenance) to announce upcoming Information Security events. Every October, it also hosts weekly articles in conjunction with National Cyber-Security Awareness Month.
Information Security’s goal is to update the site as quickly as possible whenever an email scam or other suspicious event affects the campus community. When possible, it will also announce in advance any potentially suspicious emails or events. Here are the basic types of entries found on the site.
Items which warn the community of potential issues are marked with a red circle with an “X”, like this –
Items that confirm the validity of emails or events are marked with a green circle with a check-mark, as shown here – .
Third-party data breaches are announced on the site based on community impact. They are designated with an icon that looks like a computer monitor on fire – .
Informational articles are generally published when a topic has captured the attention of the community or is deemed to be urgent in nature. This also includes monthly newsletters. They are marked with a yellow circle with “FYI” on it – .
Be sure to check the Events Calendar (once it comes back online) to see upcoming events, including training, Lunch-ITS, tables in Krannert (whenever that can happen again), and events related to National Cyber-Security Awareness Month (October of every year).
During October, there will be weekly articles posted on information security awareness topics and they will all be marked with the following icon – .
The site is searchable by title, topic, type of article, and type of suspicious activity or email.