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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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CHPC's Tom Cheatham receives 2022 Gilda Loew Lectureship award

Tom Cheatham, director for UIT’s Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and professor of medicinal chemistry in the University of Utah.

Tom Cheatham, director for UIT’s Center for High Performance Computing, received the 2022 Gilda Loew Lectureship award at the International Society of Quantum Biology and Pharmacology (ISQBP) President’s meeting.

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UIT names new leaders for three teams

Dave Packham, from top left, Brian Harris, and Josh Gross, bottom right

UIT is pleased to announce that Josh Gross has been named manager for the Campus Help Desk and Operators team, Brian Harris has been named interim director for UIT Data Management & Analytics, and Dave Packham has been named associate director for Identity & Access Management.

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Explainer: Information Security Policy (4-004)

An illustration of a document with text overlayed on an image of glowing blue shield with a keyhole in the middle.

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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Training tip: Make summer a season for skill-building

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Summer may be the perfect time to expertly hone a professional skill in which you’re now only a novice or learn something completely new — all from the comfort of your cubicle or home office.

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IT governance roundup

IT Governance

The Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) met on July 12 to discuss the U's cybersecurity plan, KnowBe4 training, the Presidio risk assessment, collaboration and cloud services, Salesforce, and the OneU PeopleSoft project. No other IT governance committees met in July.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22