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News and Announcements

Dr. P on cyber security maturity

Posted on September 25, 2019

Dr. P speaks with #klogix about cyber security maturity or the lack thereof.

https://www.klogixsecurity.com/blog/profile-pablo-molina-ciso-drexel-university

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Thoughts on cybersecurity careers

Posted on August 20, 2019

In this interview, Dr. Molina thinks about careers in cybersecurity, joining the profession, and finding good candidates. 

https://cyberphix.libsyn.com/website/the-cornerstones-of-healthcare-security-teams-talent-recruitment-and-training

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Online privacy talk at the Franklin Institute

Posted on June 13, 2019

Dr. P vented about online privacy in a recent talk at the Franklin Institute. Reporter DJ McAneny composed this radio piece.

 SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Dr. Pablo Molina, Drexel University’s Chief Information Security Officer, spoke with incoming students during Welcome Week about information security threats and defenses against them. 

Dr. Molina debunked some myths about information security. He discussed current hacking methods to steal sensitive information, like phishing attacks and social engineering. He showed scam emails in which malicious actors impersonate professors, banks, credit card companies, and even employers. Hackers adopt fake identities to steal a person’s information and money.

"Back it up, lock it up, and track it down" are three concrete steps that students can take to protect their personal information and defend against cyberattacks. Backing up information in more than one storage location, e.g., the cloud and a computer, protects against damage, loss, and malware. Strong access restrictions, like a strong and unique password or passphrase, also keep information protected. Dr. Molina encouraged students to register their devices with the University’s Public Safety department. If a device is stolen, Drexel Public Safety can sometimes track it down and return it.

Keeping software up to date is critical because many updates include patches against recently discovered security threats. Finally, Dr. Molina strongly recommended that all students take security awareness training. As an incentive, students who take the new DUST -Drexel University Security Training- receive a certificate of completion. To enroll in this short online training, email informationsecurity@drexel.edu

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CISO Visits the Women in Computing Society

May 29, 2019

Dr. Pablo Molina, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Drexel IT, along with the Information Security team, visited the Women in Computing Society to educate students on the importance of information security and to scout talent for co-op and full-time positions.

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New Zero-Day Exploit in Google Chrome Found

March 8, 2019

On March 1, 2019, Google released an update for its browser which patched an exploit malicious actors have already been found to be utilizing. Drexel's Information Security Team strongly advises all students and staff to update their chrome browsers to ensure secure browsing.

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New Issue of Technology Update: Data Privacy Day

January 28, 2019

A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on data privacy.

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Drexel Chief Information Security Officer Receives HITEC 100 Award

November 12, 2018

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Thomas DeChiaro, and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Dr. Pablo Molina, attended the Hispanic IT Executive Council at Cisco Headquarters on November 8-9, 2018. There, Dr. Molina was honored as one of the Top 100 Hispanics in Technology.

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CIO and CISO Speak to CyberDragons

Drexel's CIO and CISO speak with our CyberDragons

October 23, 2018

Thomas DeChiaro, Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Dr. Pablo Molina, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Drexel IT, visited the Drexel CyberDragons to educate students on the importance of information security and to scout talent for co-op positions.

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Technology Update - October 2018 Issue Posted

A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on information security.

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Announcements

Another One Bites the DUST

September 18, 2019

Drexel University Security Training (DUST) provides students, faculty, and professional staff with the cybersecurity tools and knowledge they need to protect themselves, as well as their loved ones, against cyberattacks.

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New Zero-Day Exploit in Google Chrome Found

March 8, 2019

On March 1, 2019, Google released an update for its browser which patched an exploit malicious actors have already been found to be utilizing. Drexel's Information Security Team strongly advises all students and staff to update their chrome browsers to ensure secure browsing.

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New Section on Information Security

September 11, 2018

The Information Security team in Drexel IT has added a new section to the Web site to bolster user awareness of information security. Under the new Information Security tab in the top navigation bar, you will find information on copyright, how to report phishing scams and stolen computers, and more.

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More Phishing Scams

July 16, 2018

More phishing scams, especially those purporting to be from "Drexel University IT Center" regarding Office 365, are in circulation this morning. Drexel IT does not send such notices outside of an official template, and does not close accounts in this way. Do not click any links and delete it immediately unanswered.

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Technology Update - Information Security Issue

May 24, 2018

A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on new privacy laws, password protection, and information security.

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"Mystery Shopper" Email Scams

May 21, 2018

Drexel Police are advising the campus community of an increasing number of reports of electronic and email "mystery shopper" and job posting scams, which attempt to steal money, information, or both.

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