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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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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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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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Protect yourself and the university against phishing attacks

October 24, 2016 — 
Protect yourself and the university against phishing attacks

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Protecting sensitive data

October 17, 2016 — 
October is Cyber Security Month

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IST Security alert - read more

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Beware of malicious attachments

October 11, 2016 — 
Information security starts with you!

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Phishing attacks: Identifying malicious links in your email

October 4, 2016 — 
Things to watch for

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

September 26, 2016 — 
This year, the U of M will recognize the month with initiatives and communications that engage and educate users.

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