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Information Services and Technology

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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Information Services and Technology

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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Information Services and Technology

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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Information Services and Technology

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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Information Services and Technology

How is your personal information being collected, used and shared?

January 21, 2019 — 
What is Data Privacy Day? It’s an internationally recognized day intended to spark dialogue and awareness around how your personal information is collected, used and shared.

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Cyber Security

Information Services and Technology

Staff and students at U of M are cyber aware

November 26, 2018 — 
Thank you to all who participated in Cyber Awareness Month activities. 1,665 staff and students viewed UM Learn Phishing Module. Congratulations to the iPad Draw and Poster Contest winners...

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Information Services and Technology

Free coffee and donut for students who update their signUM email account!

October 15, 2018 — 
Information Services and Technology will offer a free coffee and donut to every student who uses the Mobile Service Desk to update their signUM email account on October 23 and 24.

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How to spot a phishing email

Information Services and Technology

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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Information Services and Technology

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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Information Services and Technology

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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