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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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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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Phishing alert: When in doubt, toss it out!

August 2, 2016 — 
Phishing is the practice luring unsuspecting Internet users to fake websites by using authentic-looking emails with attachments or links to web sites in an attempt to steal passwords, financial or personal information, or introduce virus attacks

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