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‘Buy me a prepaid VISA’

January 22, 2020 — 
One of the most recent phishing scams hitting institutions is the gift card scam from a fake email address of a Dean, Department Head or Director.

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Avoid email account lockout, change your password today!

January 14, 2020 — 
Are you having trouble logging in to your UM network account? It may be time to change your password and re-accept the user agreement.

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IST Client Services changes name to IST Engagement Services

December 2, 2019 — 
The Information Services and Technology (IST) is pleased to announce that our Client Services department has changed its name to IST Engagement Services. “We are excited about the new department name. It reflects the importance of engaging with our colleagues, partnering with faculty, staff, researchers and students and focusing on long-term relationships with our peers at the university,” says K-L Holter, Director, IST Engagement Services.

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Don’t toss your keys to a hacker!

November 4, 2019 — 
Your university UMnetID, email address, and password are your keys to using our campus systems. They allow you to log into your email, UMLearn, all of your student records, financial records and the important data you have stored on your personal or shared drives. Imagine if those keys got into the wrong hands?

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A new initiative to protect university data is underway!

October 28, 2019 — 
Information Services and Technology (IST) is introducing a new encryption service to protect data on all IST supported Windows and MAC devices. Encryption will make your data unreadable if your device is misplaced, lost or stolen.

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Protecting your device from data theft while travelling

October 8, 2019 — 
Did you know that the information stored on your electronic device, including laptop, tablet and smartphone is more vulnerable to attackers when you are travelling?

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 1, 2019 — 
Cyber Security Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to inform the public of the importance of cyber security.

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IST Audio-Visual hosting installed classroom and equipment demonstrations

August 6, 2019 — 
Want to take the stress out of the first day of teaching and feel confident using your electronic classroom? We can help! IST Audio-Visual is hosting demonstrations of the university’s installed classroom and portable audiovisual equipment.

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Meeting in the middle worth the trip

July 8, 2019 — 
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.

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Did you click the link?

May 21, 2019 — 
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.”

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