This June, professionals working directly in higher education IT and related areas, shared their expertise and enthusiasm, enjoying an opportunity to learn from each other at a unique higher ed IT conference held this year in Winnipeg.
Information Security & Compliance sent all U of M employees a simulated phishing email during National Fraud Prevention Month in March. Last year, the same phishing simulation was used. And like last year, the email pretended to be from the university’s payroll department and contained the subject line, “Important notice regarding your tax information.”
It is annoying to have to remember multiple passwords for all of the different sites and services we use - our bank, email, social media sites etc. - which is why it is so tempting to use the same password in multiple locations. If you used that password for multiple services and it was somehow compromised by a fraudulent email message for example, a cyber criminal would have access to all of your accounts. That is a big risk to take.