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Legal Name Different Than your preferred last name?

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Preferred name option now available!

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.

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How to spot a phishing email

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How to catch a phish

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.

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Discover IT Day. The U of M Information Technology Day event

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Discover IT Day 2018!

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

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Phishing email simulation summary infographic

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Phishing for fraud prevention

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.”

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Your password and usage agreement acceptance is expiring. Don't lose access to your accounts!

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Your password and usage agreement acceptance is expiring starting March 26

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.

Young woman looking at her mobile phone

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Keep What’s Private, Private

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!

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U of M makes the grade in cyber security awareness!

November 24, 2017 — 
University of Manitoba staff and faculty are thinking before they click.

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Students working on laptops in a library

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How to stay safe in cyberspace

October 13, 2017 — 
Cyber security is an ongoing pursuit.

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Image of a lock with text Think Before You Click

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Think before you 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.

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Laptop with gartner login page

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Gartner® Core IT Research tools now available for students

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.

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