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Welcome to the official IT Security Website of Stephen F. Austin State University. This site tries to aggregate IT security information from a variety of sources. We hope you find everything you are looking for, but if not, contact us at ITSECURITY@SFASU.EDU.

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CyberSecurity Websites

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

The IC3 was established as a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to serve as a means to receive Internet related criminal complaints and to further research, develop, and refer the criminal complaints to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies for any investigation they deem to be appropriate. The IC3 was intended, and continues to emphasize, serving the broader law enforcement community to include federal, as well as state, local, and international agencies, which are combating Internet crime and, in many cases, participating in Cyber Crime Task Forces.

TEEX/NERRTC Cybersecurity Awareness Training

The DHS-FEMA Cyber Security Courses are developed to assist communities in improving their cyber security to introduce cyber security issues to cities and communities across the nation. The online courses are designed to ensure that the privacy, reliability, and integrity of the information systems that power our global economy remain intact and secure.


Symantec Risks & Threats Alerts

Risks


Threats



Campus Cyber-Security Alerts and Bulletins

Guarded

On November 12, 2013, the Cyber Alert Threat Level was evaluated and remained at Blue (Guarded) due to vulnerabilities in Microsoft, Google, and Adobe products. On November 12, Microsoft released eight bulletins for vulnerabilities in several of their products. CIS issued advisories regarding vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and an ActiveX control. CIS also issued advisories for Google Chrome web browser and Adobe Flash. Additionally, the Microsoft Word zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2013-3906) remains un-patched and there have been additional reports of targeted attacks. Please note that currently, all reported attacks have been targeting Middle East, Asia and the financial sector. At this level (Blue), malicious activity has been identified with minor impact.

Organizations and users are also advised to update and apply all appropriate vendor security patches to vulnerable systems and to continue to update their antivirus signatures daily. Another line of defense includes user awareness training regarding the threats posed by attachments and hypertext links contained in emails especially from un-trusted sources.

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State and Federal Alerts and Bulletins



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