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Improving information security by giving employees options
March 26, 2018

By Eric Hollenbeck, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – Computer users ― at home and at work ― often engage in behaviors that create security risks and privacy threats, despite having a variety of security options available.

Building tools to protect America’s power grid
December 5, 2017

By August Schiess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PULLMAN, Wash. – When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September, it devastated the island’s power grid — and estimates suggest residents won’t have full power again until mid-December.

Sept. 27-28: Free cybersecurity workshops for small businesses
August 9, 2017

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Bcybersecurity imageusiness Development Center

SEATTLE, Wash. – More than 2,700 businesses in Washington state reported cyberattacks in 2016 to the FBI’s Crime Complaint Center. Those attacks totaled over $25 million in losses, putting Washington in the top 10 among states for illegal hacks.

Cybersecurity program in the works at WSU Tri-Cities
November 29, 2016

By Cameron Probert, Tri-City Herald

computerRICHLAND, Wash. – More classes in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity are planned at Washington State University Tri-Cities, which also intends to hire a faculty member by next fall, said Joseph Iannelli, founding executive director of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Jan. 19: Cryptography, coding, cyber attacks discussed
January 5, 2016

Nathan-HamlinPULLMAN, Wash. – Providing security and defense against hacking of next-generation quantum computers will be discussed by Washington State University researcher Nathan Hamlin at the informal Science Pub 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Paradise Creek Brewery, 245 SE Paradise St., Pullman.

Change your WSU password TODAY!
October 12, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – In response to recent attacks on major research universities including Washington State University, faculty, staff and students are reminded to reset the password for their WSU Network ID as soon as possible if they have not already done so since Aug. 20.

WSU to help improve cyber security in energy delivery
October 12, 2015

Carl-HauserPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will participate in a new, five-year $28.1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) initiative to improve computer/communication networks for energy delivery systems like power grids and pipelines.

New email protection service to be implemented Feb. 24
February 18, 2015

By Casey Hanson, Information Technology Services

proofpoint-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Information Technology Services (ITS) will implement a new email protection service provided by ProofPoint on Tuesday, Feb. 24. ProofPoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) will check email messages for malicious URLs and/or attachments as they come into the Washington State University central email system.

WSU appears safe from new Internet threat, Heartbleed
April 11, 2014

heartbleed-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Information Services is alerting the Washington State University community to a new and serious flaw affecting some versions of OpenSSL, a common website encryption software used by approximately two-thirds of the servers on the Internet.