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UCR Calls for Cyber Security Superheroes!

As a University on the rise, UC Riverside is on the radar of brilliant students and researchers across the globe. Unfortunately, this global recognition also puts our university on the radar of cyber criminals looking to maliciously exploit our systems and victimize our community. Now more than ever, UC Riverside needs heroes—cyber security superheroes, to...
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Notice of Job Offer Scams Targeting UCR Students

The Information Security Office has been working diligently to investigate and defend UCR against a Job Offer Scam that is primarily targeting UCR students. This is a type of email scam in which the attacker will impersonate the identity of a UCR faculty member or administrator. Using social engineering tactics, the attacker will try to...
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Building Relationships and Trust: The Key to Improving Security

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...
By Azra Ayers | |
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Meet UC Riverside CISO John Virden

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 for many years...
By Reign Nelson | |
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Tax Season - W-2 Awareness

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 reporting method: Email dataloss@irs.gov...
By Bill Green | |
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