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IT Security


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



Campus Cyber-Security Alerts and Bulletins


On May 20, 2015, the Cyber Alert Threat Level was evaluated and is remaining at Blue (Guarded) due to vulnerabilities in Mozilla, Google, and TLS. On May 13, we issued one advisory for Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, which could lead to remote code execution. On May 20th we issued an advisory for vulnerabilities in Google Chrome which could allow for remote code execution. We also issued a Cyber alert on May 20th for a vulnerability in the way TLS handles Diffie-Hellman key exchanges. This issue could allow for an attacker to downgrade the RSA key used so they can attempt to break the cipher and perform a man-in-the-middle attack. This attack has been nicknamed â??Logjamâ?? and is similar to the FREAK vulnerability that was reported this past March. This level indicates a moderate threat for hacking, malware, or other malicious activity. Organizations and users are 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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