Foreign Hackers Leverage Covid-19

Tom Kellerman a former member of the presidential cybersecurity commission says that during the pandemic there has been a 900% increase in ransomware attacks. This is in large part due to the work-from-home phenomenon.
 While you are on campus, you are secured by extensive and sophisticated systems to protect from attack. At home the defenses are significantly reduced and hackers are leveraging this. They know that you are connected to company resources and if they can get past your limited security they can tunnel into the company infrastructure.
 Remember that you are still the first line of defense. Make sure your home network and wireless system are using the best protection and call the helpdesk if you need help or advice. Finally, always lock your computer when you’re not working.
 For more comprehensive information about security while working from home, here is the information provided by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency:



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New Email Signature tool

University Marketing has a new email signature tool that makes creating your email signature fast and easy. Simply drop your information in the auto-fill boxes and it automatically generates a signature for you as a graphic to copy into Outlook. Check out this new tool on the Marketing website at: Email Signature Tool

Upcoming 30 Minute Classes

In the coming weeks in our 30 minute class series we will be covering a variety of brand new subjects including:

  • Project Management Basics
  • Best practices in computer housekeeping
  • The components of PC’s and their function

If you haven’t been to any of the 30 minute classes, they are every other Friday from 11:00 to 11:30am. If you would like to be included in announcement for upcoming classes, just send an email to dwarrick@callutheran.edu


As a reminder, the Cal Lutheran Help Desk is staffed and operational. If you have any questions or concerns about IT related matters or a suspicious email, don’t hesitate to contact the Help Desk at 805-493-3698 or helpdesk@callutheran.edu

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