Information Services and Technology News Archive
June 12, 2018 —
The University of Manitoba recognizes that many individuals within our community use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. A preferred name is a first name that you commonly use that is different from your legal first name. Students are now able to set a preferred name in Aurora Student Self Service.
May 15, 2018 —
Cybercriminals use phishing emails to manipulate people into doing what they want, including providing personal information such as banking or identification records. Because of this element of manipulating human emotions, phishing is considered a kind of social engineering.
April 23, 2018 —
Plan to attend U of M’s inaugural technology expo for staff, faculty and students on Thursday, May 10 -- though the registration deadline has passed, you can still attend! Read to find out more
March 28, 2018 —
Recently, Information Security & Compliance sent all U of M employees a simulated phishing email during National Fraud Prevention Month in March. The simulated phishing email pretended to be from the university’s payroll department and contained the subject line, “Important notice regarding your tax information.”
February 26, 2018 —
Password expirations and usage agreement re-acceptances will start being enforced on March 26, 2018. It’s the second phase of the launch of the university’s new identity and access management service, called signUM.
January 23, 2018 —
It is critical to guard your online privacy — not only to protect your professional and personal reputation, but also to protect your identity and finances!
November 24, 2017 —
University of Manitoba staff and faculty are thinking before they click.
October 3, 2017 —
It is currently estimated that globally, more than half of all emails are spam – and the number of spam containing malicious attachments is on the rise.
September 21, 2017 —
Need current trends or research for an information technology-themed major project or paper? Have you taken a look at the Gartner® Core IT Research site yet? Gartner is a leading provider of unbiased, in-depth research on the global IT industry. It is offered for free through U of M Information Services & Technology (IST) and U of M Libraries and is accessible to all registered students at the U of M.