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Information Systems and Technology holiday hours

December 14, 2020 — 
The IST Service Desk will close Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.

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UM website outage scheduled Sunday, Nov. 29

November 24, 2020 — 
There is an outage scheduled for 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29 to update the UM web hosting server. During this time, anyone visiting the website will see an outage page.

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Your multi-factor authentication questions answered!

October 20, 2020 — 
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires you to verify your identity using a second factor such as your phone or mobile device after you've entered your username and password to log in to a website. This prevents others from accessing your accounts, even if they know your password. 

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Third-party service provider experiences data breach

July 28, 2020 — 
Blackbaud experienced a ransomware attack that impacted many of its clients around the world, including UM


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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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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

Cyber Security Awareness Month

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

September 25, 2018 — 
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’s Inaugural IT Day a Success!

August 20, 2018 — 
Quick. How is the university IT environment like a museum? Answer: It’s accessible but secure. In fact, you may not even be aware of all the security measures going on behind the scenes.

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Save some stress and sign up for classroom audiovisual demonstrations

June 26, 2018 — 
Want to take the stress out of the first day of teaching with feeling confident in how the electronic classroom operates? We can help!

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How to spot a phishing email

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How to catch a phish

May 8, 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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