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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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Information Services and Technology News

Now Available: Technology-related insight for higher education

August 31, 2017 — 
Information Services & Technology (IST) and UM Libraries have partnered to bring you free, campus-wide access to the Gartner® Core Information Technology Research for higher education institutions.

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Emergency broadcast testing on June 22

June 12, 2017 — 
At 12 noon on June 22, there will will be a test of the Emergency Broadcast Towers on the Fort Garry campus

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Information Services and Technology News

New identity management service launches June 11

June 5, 2017 — 
The new service, called signUM, will provide a number of immediate and future improvements including a modernized user experience, improved security and a preferred name option.

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Bye bye Iridium, hello signUM

May 23, 2017 — 
Congratulations to Kali Braun, winner of the “Name that app” contest organized by IST in January to find a name for the system that will replace Iridium.

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National Fraud Awareness Month – Phishing Education

April 28, 2017 — 
At the end of March, as part of National Fraud Awareness Month, Security Services, sent all employees a simulated phishing email that imitated a real attack.

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Spring Cleaning? Upgrading? … Read these Data Security tips for disposing of your Electronic Devices and Media…

April 13, 2017 — 
Special attention is required when you are preparing to dispose of electronic devices and media. Protecting the confidentiality of data that is stored on these devices is an important consideration.

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Reminder – protecting our university community against ransomware attacks

March 17, 2017 — 
Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid

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Name that app

January 11, 2017 — 
IST wants your ideas to name a new app! $100 Starbucks gift card to the winner! Contest closes Jan. 20.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month education a success

November 16, 2016 — 
Phishing simulations show a 50 per cent reduction in click-through rates

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