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Calling on WSU employees to defend against fraud attempts

In today’s virtual environment, we are faced with the challenge of protecting ourselves and WSU from the daily onslaught of cyber attackers. While ensuring your software is updated and using anti-virus are just some of the many proactive steps you should take on a regular basis, cyber attackers have learned that the easiest way to get what they want is not by finding weaknesses in technology but by simply tricking people like you into taking an action you should not take, such as sharing your password, infecting your computer for them, approving a fraudulent payment, etc.

Ultimately, at WSU, you are the best defense against cyber attackers. The actions you take have a direct impact on the university’s security. Technology can only go so far in protecting the university.

Per EP 37, information security and privacy awareness education must be provided to all University employees. Log on to your Online Learning Account and search for ‘cyber security’ in the custom course library tab to find the WSU Cyber Security Awareness – Core training.

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