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UIT to launch Phish Alert Button for all UMail accounts on August 8

The Phish Alert Button.

On August 8, 2022, UIT will deploy KnowBe4’s Phish Alert Button to all UMail accounts at the University of Utah and University of Utah Health. The button enables users to more easily report phishing messages and other suspicious emails.

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Explainer: Information Security Policy (4-004)

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Policy 4-004 outlines all the university’s IT security rules, which help protect the university, its IT systems and resources, and data. It also ensures compliance with local, national, and international laws, industry regulations, and business agreements.

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Phish Tank website aims to educate users on phishing tactics

The Phish Tank website

The U’s Information Security Office (ISO) recently launched the Phish Tank, an awareness and educational website with information on phishing tactics and common red flags. Examples of known phishing attacks are coming soon.

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PII doesn't belong in your email

PII doesn’t belong in your email

Personally identifiable information (PII) should not be handled via email because it is an inherently insecure mechanism to transmit and receive restricted and sensitive data.

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Digital security tip: ISO offers cybersecurity training

The Information Security Office offers a variety of cybersecurity training and resources

The Information Security Office (ISO) offers a variety of cybersecurity training and resources for University of Utah and University of Utah Health employees through their respective HR training platforms and KnowBe4.

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The U's ISO rolls out new phishing awareness efforts

The U’s ISO rolls out new phishing awareness efforts

The goal of the U’s phishing and cybersecurity awareness efforts is to educate employees (and soon, students) in a safe practice environment about phishing, social engineering, and other online threats so they can better protect themselves and the university against increasingly brazen criminals.

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Everyone is interested in your identity, including cybercriminals

Everyone’s interested in your identity — from Amazon to cybercriminals

Amazon, Google, and other online businesses know that you are the key to their success, so they focus on collecting information about you. Cybercriminals do the same. This Identity Management Day, the ISO encourages you to take extra steps to protect your online accounts and devices.

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Digital security tip: Beware of tax scams

Digital security tip: You can’t avoid tax scams, but you can defend against them

Tax season is here again and so are tax scams. Criminals use tax season as an opportunity to phish us in emails, to socially engineer us in other mediums, and to steal our identities in a variety of ways.

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AnyConnect VPN will be retired on May 12

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Cisco AnyConnect virtual private network (VPN) infrastructure will be retired on May 12, 2022. University of Utah and University of Utah Health VPN users must install and start to use the Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN client before this date.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22