Information Security News Archive
October 12, 2021 —
To better protect the information used and shared by the university community, new/updated information Security policy, procedure and standards were developed and approved by the UM Board of Governors on Feb. 3, 2020.
March 1, 2021 —
Security analysts are already warning Canadians to watch out for COVID-19 vaccine scams. We also continue to see an increase in fraud scams during tax season. Protect yourself against fraud this tax season and throughout the year by learning how to recognize, reject and report a scam.
December 1, 2020 —
Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Duo Enrolment Contest
September 22, 2020 —
If you are working remotely and use a UM-provisioned computer, using the virtual private network (VPN) will help you keep your device up-to-date and secure.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.