Windows SMB server security advisory
A high-risk security vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild. The vendor released a patch for this vulnerability in March 2017.
ISO strongly recommends installing the Windows security update. Instructions about the patch can be found on the Microsoft support site: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012598/title
ISO is actively looking across the U environment for vulnerable systems. For more information, visit the following sites:
If you have any questions, please contact your designated help desk or one of the help desks listed below: Campus Help Desk: 801-581-4000. University Hospital/Health Service Desk: 801-587-6000.
The University of Utah has hired Randall (Randy) J. Arvay as the new chief information security officer, effective May 22, 2017. Arvay comes to us from The University of Mississippi Medical Center, where serves as CISO.
Guarding against thousands of cyber attacks each week keeps Colby Gray, Security Assurance manager in UIT's Information Security Office, and his dedicated team of security analysts busy.
Information Security Policy 4-004
UConnect vs. UGuest
Students, faculty, and staff: UConnect is our secure, wireless network. UGuest is not. Always use UConnect when connecting to the network.
First time connecting to UConnect? Follow these instructions.
Secure those passwords!
Is your password secure enough? Easy-to-guess, "weak" passwords are the main way malicious hackers gain access to system information. Keeping passwords safe and hard to guess is critical to ensure information is not compromised.
Familiarize yourself with the University of Utah's password requirements and guidelines.