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Alerts and Notices


In an effort to better communicate with the Hamilton College community of ongoing information security notices and alerts this Notices and Alerts page seeks provide information on cybersecurity activity targeted at the Hamilton Community and the broader higher education community. Awareness and education are the strongest defense to stop malicious activity and protect Hamilton's systems, data, and people. For any information security concerns contact infosec@hamilton.edu.

Information Security
Apply patch for Microsoft Critical Vulnerabilities - April 15, 2022

Microsoft on Tuesday released updates to fix roughly 120 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software. Two of the flaws have been publicly detailed prior to this week, and one is already seeing active exploitation, according to a report from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

Apply Microsoft Windows Updates. Always keep your systems fully patched and protected.

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Log4J Zero Day - December 14, 2021

Log4j zero-day flaw: What you need to know and how to protect yourself

The Log4j vulnerability affects everything from the cloud to developer tools and security devices. Here's what to look for, according to the latest information.

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Awareness
Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Be Cyber Smart - October 8, 2021

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year's theme is Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.

The goal of this theme is to emphasize that cybersecurity isn't only a shared responsibility, it's an individual responsibility. If everyone does their part - implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees - our interconnected world will be safer and more secure for everyone.

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Apple's iOS 14.8 Pegasus security fix: All iPhone users urged to update immediately - September 14, 2021

Apple on Monday released security updates for its iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac computers that close a vulnerability reportedly exploited by invasive spyware built by NSO Group, an Israeli security company. 

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Information Security
Cisco Umbrella - May 5, 2021

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the security of our users’ daily working and learning experience, LITS has deployed a secure internet gateway service that helps you navigate the web more securely. With the introduction of Cisco Umbrella, LITS has the ability to protect users from accessing malicious sites, which could be the source of phishing scams, malware, ransomware, or other security risks.

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Information Security
IRS WARNS UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND STAFF OF IMPERSONATION EMAIL SCAM - April 2, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service today warned of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and staff who have ".edu" email addresses.

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FBI WARNS INCREASE IN PYSA RANSOMWARE TARGETING EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS - March 16, 2021

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Cyber Division has warned system administrators and cybersecurity professionals of increased Pysa ransomware activity targeting educational institutions.

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Contact Information


Jerry Tylutki

Information Security Officer
315-859-4289 jtylutki@hamilton.edu
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