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Articles with the Category: Information Security

Building Relationships and Trust: The Key to Improving Security
By Azra Ayers on
With 20 years of military IT background, UCR’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) John Virden knows when to get in on the ground floor. So when UC CIO Tom Andriola and UC CISO David Rusting called for campus volunteers to participate in a collaborative cybersecurity research project, Virden was the first to take the leap –…
Tax Season - W-2 Awareness
By Bill Green on
This time each year the IRS and various law enforcement groups observe a marked increase in phishing scams aimed at collecting employee W-2 forms which risk exposing crucial employee information such as Social Security numbers and other data used for identity theft.   To combat this threat, the IRS established an incident…
Meet UC Riverside CISO John Virden
By Reign Nelson on
John Virden became chief information security officer (CISO) at the University of California, Riverside, earlier this year. He has been in information security for over 20 years, starting in the US Navy, where he earned his master’s degree. After the Navy, Virden worked as a Department of Defense contractor in information security…
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