Information Security

Notice: Cyber threat actors (CTA) leverage interest during public health threats and other high-profile events in order to conduct financial fraud and disseminate malware. We expect that this trend will continue with the emergence of new and recycled scams involving financial fraud and malware related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Malicious actors are likely to post links to fake charities and fraudulent websites that solicit donations for relief efforts or deliver malware. The MS-ISAC observed similar scams and malware dissemination campaigns in response to previous high-profile events including Hurricane Harvey, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Royal Wedding, and the Tennessee wildfires. Its highly likely that more scams and malware will follow over the course of the response period. Internet users should exercise caution before opening related emails, clicking links, visiting websites, or making donations to coronavirus relief efforts.

The ITS Information Security team is responsible for the overall technical security risk to Seattle University.  The Information Security team provides analysis to identify security risks and threats to SU computer systems and data, consultation to minimize or mitigate security risk, and oversight to validate that controls put in place are operating effectively.  The team is also responsible for responding to security events and incidents.  To these ends, the Information Security team provides the following services: 

  • Security Assessments and Threat Analysis 
  • Security Training and Awareness 
  • Cross-SU Security Consulting 
  • Security Policies and Governance 
  • Security Incident Response 
  • Security and Risk Reporting 

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