IST News Archive
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.
July 28, 2020 —
Blackbaud experienced a ransomware attack that impacted many of its clients around the world, including UM
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
April 23, 2018 —
Plan to attend U of M’s inaugural technology expo for staff, faculty and students on Thursday, May 10 -- though the registration deadline has passed, you can still attend! Read to find out more
March 28, 2018 —
Recently, Information Security & Compliance sent all U of M employees a simulated phishing email during National Fraud Prevention Month in March. The simulated phishing email pretended to be from the university’s payroll department and contained the subject line, “Important notice regarding your tax information.”