Secure UD News: August 2017
Secure UD is the University of Delaware's comprehensive, community-oriented information security initiative. Raising awareness of cyber issues equips and empowers the University community to make informed, security-conscious decisions in their personal and work lives.
New secure Wi-Fi: eduroam replaces UDel Secure
If you have been on campus this month, you are probably aware that eduroam is the University's new secure Wi-Fi network, replacing UDel Secure. Eduroam provides secure Wi-Fi access at over 12,000 academic and research institutions worldwide.
As a member of the University of Delaware community, you can travel to any of these institutions and connect to the secure eduroam Wi-Fi network using your UD credentials. For example, a UD researcher could use her UD account to connect to eduroam while visiting Syracuse University. A visitor from Syracuse could likewise connect to eduroam at UD using his Syracuse account.
In addition to providing secure Wi-Fi, UD's implementation of eduroam offers other new features.
Note: when you log in to eduroam, make sure you enter your full @udel.edu email address, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take action! Get help connecting to eduroam.
"Take a BITE out of phish!" summer wrap-up
The Secure UD "Take a BITE out of phish!" campaign is an enhancement to Secure UD Training. Each month, a randomly-selected sample of employees will be presented with a harmless test phish that mimics the real attacks being launched against the University community. The tests are non-punitive, but employees are strongly encouraged to treat all suspicious emails as potentially dangerous.
Results from the summer campaigns highlight the importance of security awareness and the need to prepare our community to respond to cyberthreats. In May and June, our community continued to improve upon the already-impressive results of April's inaugural test: fewer than 3% of recipients fell for these emails. July's campaign featured a more realistic-looking test phish that was more difficult to spot, and 35% of recipients clicked on the suspicious link.
These results demonstrate that our community is great at identifying the tell-tale signs of traditional phishing attacks, but that suspicion and discretion continue to be the best defenses against this pervasive threat. If you have any doubts about an email, or if you think you've received a phish, forward it to email@example.com. Your vigilance helps Secure UD.
Be sure to take advantage of other awareness resources, including Secure UD Training and the Secure UD Threat Alerts blog, and remember: "Take a BITE out of phish!"
Annotated versions of test phish and real phishing attacks are posted to Secure UD Threat Alerts.
Department heads may request phishing tests or Secure UD Training reports for their units, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take action! Forward suspicious emails to email@example.com.
Phase II of 2017 Secure UD Training will be released in October
Phase II of 2017 Secure UD Training will be released this October as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Secure UD Training is a security awareness resource for University employees. It empowers employees by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and our community from cyberthreats. Its modular, online, self-paced design makes it easy to complete during lunches or between emails, and the skills it cultivates are applicable throughout your life, whether at home, in the office, or abroad.
Those who have not yet completed Phase I of this year's training can still do so. If you aren't currently enrolled in Secure UD Training and would like access to the full list of security resources it provides, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Unit heads may email email@example.com to request a report of Phase I training completion in their unit.
Take action! Complete Phase I of 2017 Secure UD Training.