A collection of our cybersecurity resources for working from home during Covid-19:
Report a phishing email If you believe you have received a phishing message, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the message headers and then delete it! If in doubt, call the IT Help Center (Charles River Campus (617) 353-4357, Medical Campus (617) 638-5914)
Visit our Covid-19 Related Cyber Scams page for the the types of scams circulating
For information on identifying a phishing scam and staying cyber-vigilant during this time read up on “How to Fight Phish” and don’t get hooked!
Zoom Security As Zoom users have skyrocketed, Zoom has responded by enhancing security. Securing Your Meetings is a set of guidelines for staying informed on Zoom security and how to protect your meetings.
We have created a Zoom FAQ page to address the major security issues
Crowdstrike Replacing McAfee, our new end point protection tool Crowdstrike is currently in the process of being deployed on all Boston University managed devices. We are offering a limited number of “home versions” of Crowdstrike for personal devices available to faculty, staff and students. Download it for free now!
Two Factor Authentication for Office365 Currently, BU employs Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) for BUWorks, the Student Link and as an opt-in service for Office365 for faculty & staff . We strongly suggest opting-in to Duo for Office365 and adding a second layer to protect your account. Visit http://www.bu.edu/tech/support/duo/office365/ to enroll NOW!
Minimum Security Standards If you’re dealing with confidential, sensitive and/or restricted use data at home you can visit our Minimum Security Standards Policy for a point of reference on how can safely handle and store these categories of data on your mobile devices
Working from Home Best Practices Check out this great, short video on Working from Home During COVID-19 by Habitu8, Security Awareness Video Co: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1I_ixQTvRg