Information Security, also known as InfoSec, protects both physical and digital data—essentially data in any form—from unauthorized access, use, change, disclosure, deletion, or other forms of malintent.
Introducing 2FA at FIT
Due to the rising levels of cyberattacks that have been so visible in the media, it is important that FIT and the FIT community take the necessary steps to better protect the college and its data from cyber harm or theft.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) also known as 2-Step Verification, or multi-factor authentication requires a user to present two or more pieces of evidence to authenticate (verify their identity) before they are granted access to an application.
In this short video, Walter Kerner, FIT’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), explains the importance of two-factor authentication
FIT is Cybersafe is FIT’s campaign for cybersecurity for our community.
Cyberattacks, identity theft, and online scams are all over the news lately. A school might not seem like a likely target, but colleges, along with other institutions, are increasingly in the cross-hairs of global cybercriminals. College databases hold a lot of personal information about students and employees that can be valuable to hackers.
Many attacks against institutions like FIT succeed because of something a community member did (clicking on something they shouldn’t) or didn’t do (use a strong password). That’s why we’re starting a campaign to make everyone aware of what they can do to stay cybersafe. We’ll provide tips, training, and online resources and members of our security team will be at campus events to promote awareness and answer questions. And remember the same practices that protect you at FIT protect you at home.
Be aware—and Be Cybersafe!
What happened? We received multiple reports of scam phone calls that are targeting FIT students. These calls are from suspicious individuals pretending to be FIT employees asking the student to verify the last four digits of the social security number and to “go over their student file.” What should you do?If you received a phone call […]
What happened?We write to remind you to remain vigilant against cyber scams related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Information security authorities have seen a rise in phishing attempts where the bad guys are spoofing government agencies taking advantage of the COVID-19 narrative. Examples of these scams include:Phishing emails, texts, and phone calls with the subject “COVID-19 […]
Read Full Zoom Advisory from the Department of Homeland Security here. UPDATE: Effective on May 5 at 12noon the ability to link Zoom to your FIT Google account will be revoked. Email sent to All FIT Employees on Wednesday, April 29th: The Division of Information Technology continues to support the FIT community while we work […]
Review Past Threats
Cybercriminals often reuse or create a variation of past scams, read through our threat archives to learn more about how to stay Cybersafe.
Where in the world is attacking FIT?
The map shows countries from which we have seen and blocked actual cyberattacks aimed at FIT. We’ll keep it updated as we discover more. As you can see, cybercrimes are a world-wide problem.