InfoSec Receives Security Innovation Award

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Boston University’s Information Services and Technology Department was named the recipient of a 2015 CSO50 Award from IDG’s CSO Magazine. Learn more!

Beginning Tuesday, faculty and student employees will be enrolled in Duo Security for BUworks

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, October 14, all BU employees, including faculty and student employees, will be automatically enrolled in Duo Security for the BUworks Central Portal at If you are not already enrolled in Duo, you will be prompted to enroll a device the first time you attempt to log in on or after October 14….

This week! Free shredding and disk/drive destruction for Information Security Week Oct 7-9

Monday, October 6th, 2014

As part of the 4th Annual Information Security Awareness Week, IS&T’s Information Security team will be bringing a shredding truck to the locations described below. We will be on hand to accept custody of your paper documents to ensure they are immediately shredded.  In addition, we can assist with the destruction of hard drives, CDs…

Using Bash? Learn more about the ‘Shellshock’ vulnerability

Friday, September 26th, 2014

We are providing detailed information about the recent Shellshock vulnerability on our Information Security site. Learn more!…

Security Alert: Heartbleed

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

About Heartbleed and the BU response On Monday night, a major security vulnerability called Heartbleed was announced. That vulnerability impacts a large number of web sites throughout the world, as well as servers here at BU that use OpenSSL to provide encrypted web pages.  If a server is vulnerable, an attacker can steal sensitive information…

Make sure to secure your mobile devices!

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

As described in the Minimum Security Standards guidelines, “All BU faculty and staff are expected to be familiar with the Data Management Guide, Data Protection Standards and Minimum Security Standards to ensure understanding of how to handle Confidential or Restricted Use information properly… If you use a personal device to connect to the BU network…

Don’t miss the BU Today article on Cybersecurity

Friday, February 28th, 2014


Direct Deposit Reactivated on ESS

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Boston University is committed to securing the personal information of our faculty and staff. In light of the recent Phishing events the Direct Deposit banking information on Employee Self Service (ESS) was disabled as a security precaution. A working group was formed and has been working diligently to develop more robust security measures to safeguard…

Phishing scammers are at it again!

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

IS&T has again received several reports of a phishing message being received by members of our community…

Security Alert: Java Vulnerability

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

A new zero-day vulnerability in Java—a Poison Ivy variant—has been discovered and exploits have been found. The flaw affects all versions of Oracle’s Java 7 (version 1.7) on all supported operating systems. Find out if your computer can be exploited at….