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Student  email outage  Aug 21-24 

August 11, 2020 — 
University of Manitoba student email will be unavailable from Friday, August 21 at 4:30 p.m. to Monday, August 24 at 8:30 a.m.  Email access will remain available for faculty, researchers, and staff. 

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5 tips to keep your data secure while working remotely

June 9, 2020 — 
University staff and faculty are now entering our fourth month of working remotely, and it’s important to keep your computer and our university data and systems safe and healthy.

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Office365 project to be fully implemented coming this summer

May 26, 2020 — 
As announced in December, Information Systems and Technology (IST) will be rolling out Office 365 to staff, faculty, and researchers in 2020.

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Online UM applications, services unavailable during maintenance, starting May 8 evening

May 8, 2020 — 
Most applications and services will be unavailable from 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8 to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, says IST

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‘Buy me a prepaid VISA’

May 7, 2020 — 
Be wary of gift card request scams that seem to be from people you know

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Let’s crush phishing!

April 28, 2020 — 
There has been a marked increase in phishing scams during the coronavirus outbreak. With many staff and faculty now working at home, it is important to be on the alert and to remain vigilant for potential scams.

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New policy and procedure prioritize data protection

April 14, 2020 — 
New Information Security policy, procedure and standards have been developed to better protect the information used and shared by the university community, both within and outside the university.

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IST Service Desk Extending Weekend Hours

March 20, 2020 — 
In order to support the university during these busy times, the IST Service Desk will be extending their hours this weekend to provide additional connectivity support for academics and those planning to work remotely.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) phishing scams

March 18, 2020 — 
A number of phishing and online scams surfacing seek to capitalize on the public concern surrounding the Coronavirus-COVID-19. Scammers often take advantage of health scares and this pandemic has spawned dozens of such campaigns, scaring recipients into clicking on harmful links or attachments in emails, text messages and social media posts.

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Protect yourself against fraud this tax season

February 25, 2020 — 
Cybercriminals use types of social engineering—manipulating people into doing what they want—as the most common way to steal information and money. Social engineering is at the heart of all types of phishing attacks—those conducted via email, SMS, and phone calls. Today’s technology makes these sorts of attacks easy and very low risk for the attacker.

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