The University of Arizona

InfoSec Monthly Update October 2010

*Sec-U-R-IT-y Tip*

Detecting and Avoiding Fake Antivirus Software

Your Computer is Infected with Malware! Click here to purchase recommended antivirus software!You may have seen this or similar messages pop up on your screen when surfing the internet. Unfortunately, these messages are often scams that attempt to install malicious software onto your computer. Such software is referred to as rogue (fake) antivirus malware, and incidents are increasing. To read the full article, click here.



The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web

It’s getting close to Halloween, and we thought it might be appropriate to inform you of the “scariest sites on the Net.” They’re not what you might suspect. Click here to read this article that classifies web threat levels consistent with Homeland’s Security’s color-coded threat levels.

From Sophos E-News: September Monthly Roundup “90 Second News

Sophos’ latest 90-Second News includes stories on internet access affecting an election, zero-day Adobe patches, Twitter viruses, and Stuxnet malware. For the September roundup, click here.

Gang Uses Facebook to Rob Houses

Police in Nashua, New Hampshire broke up a robbery ring this week that was using Facebook to plan their heists. The gang was monitoring Facebook pages to determine when a target would be out of their home and then robbed it. For the full article, click here.


*Securing UA*

Over 4,300 Employees Have Completed the Mandatory All-Employee Security Awareness – and they actually like it!

As of September 28, 2010, over 4,300 employees completed the mandatory all-employee awareness training, either by attending a “live” session or completing the process online. The InfoSec Office has recorded a 95% satisfaction rating. Several faculty members are actually recommending that their students watch the online modules in order to help them with their own security. For information on completing the awareness training, click here.

Thank you isn’t really enough, but . . . .

Launching an awareness program that will reach all UA employees in a user-friendly way is an undertaking that can’t be accomplished with just the three people who currently occupy the InfoSec Office. We had assistance throughout the UA Community. The list is too long to include in this newsletter, so please go here.



InfoSec Celebrates National CyberSecurity Awareness Month on the UA Mall

InfoSec staff will be on the mall Friday, October 8 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm with information on securing your computer and your identity. Stop by to say hello, ask questions, get any information, and pick up some security goodies! We’d love to see you there!