October 2022

 comparison of the old MFA login screen and the new

MFA: New Design Coming October 27

You can now stay logged into MFA for 7 days! And, starting October 27, the NYU Multi-Factor Authentication (Duo) prompt will be updated to the latest design from Duo. It’s more secure and accessible, with easier device management.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Check out the Cybersecurity Awareness Month page for interviews, as well as articles and videos about scam emails, ransomware, passwords, and more.

Safe Computing: A New Cybersecurity Resource

Check out the new Safe Computing site, full of tips and tools to help to protect your personal information and safeguard the University's network and data.

Cybersecurity Interviews

Why are Universities a Cyberattack Target?

Hear from NYU CIO Don Welch and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Rich Sparrow on why universities are a popular target for cyberattacks and the types of info that can be put at risk.

Phishing Uses Deceptive Email to Get Access

NYU CIO Donald Welch speaks about phishing—what it is, the threat it poses to NYU, and what the NYU community can do to protect each other from it and other forms of cyberattack.

Cybersecurity Tips and Resources

Ransomware Scams: What They Are, How to Avoid Them

Ransomware can lock the entire University out of resources, including grades, financial data, and research. Learn more about it and how to help secure NYU.

Free Malwarebytes Antivirus and Anti-Malware Software for Personal Computers

Malwarebytes is available to NYU students, faculty, and staff to install on personally-owned computers. Help protect the University, your classmates, and your colleagues from cyberattacks.

Social Engineering: What Is It and How Can You Protect Yourself

Many cyberattacks don't require complicated tech tools. They rely on time-tested methods of manipulation. Find out more about social engineering and how to avoid being scammed.

Recommendation: Don't Install macOS Ventura Yet

The upcoming macOS Ventura update is in the process of being tested for compatibility with NYU IT services such as VPN. When Ventura is available, we recommend that you don't install it until it's announced that any necessary IT service updates are complete.

Subscribe to NYU IT Security News and Alerts

Read news from the NYU Global Office of Information Security about cybersecurity issues impacting the NYU community. Take a look at recent announcements, and subscribe to get an alert when there's a new article.