January 2017

Tips to Help You Stay Cyber Safe During the Tax Season

This is an email that went out from the university CIO on January 27, 2017.

Tax season is a prime time every year when phishing scams, tax fraud and other cyberattacks are in full force. The Information Security Office (ISO) is concerned for our information safety and the safety of campus resources, and advises us to be especially alert during this time.

Over the past two months, the ISO has identified two major phishing scams that have impacted close to 200 people on campus. Because the victims were identified quickly there have been

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Status Alert Page

Ever wanted to know if the technology problem you are having is just you, or if there is a bigger issue?  Ever want to know if there are plans to do maintenance at the same time your grant proposal is due?

The CNS Office of Information Technology (OIT) has rolled out a custom status page using StatusPage.io to provide additional transparency, immediate communication of technology incidents, and notice of planned and unplanned maintenance to our community.  We use this web site to announce things such as:

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Welcome Back, Happy New Year!

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you had a relaxing break and that you're refreshed and ready for an outstanding spring semester.

As you return, please make sure that you do your operating system and software updates if you are responsible for your own systems -- no need to end a nice relaxing break cleaning up your machine after a break-in or compromise.

We'd also like to take the opportunity to remind you to have strong passwords or passphrases for all your online accounts and to change them at least yearly. If you can't remember the last time you changed your

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