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Why 'Malvertising' Has Become a Pervasive Security Risk

(3/25/2015) Analysts have estimated that in 2012, nearly 10 billion ad impressions were compromised by malvertising. Who knows how high that number is today?

Windows 10 Eliminates Passwords

(3/23/2015) Microsoft is bringing more personalization and security features to Windows 10, including biometric authentication to unlock a device.

Health Insurance Provider Premera Discloses Data Breach

(3/23/2015) 2015 has become the year of the health care data breach. A newly disclosed breach at Premera is reported to have affected up to 11 million people.

OpenSSL fixes serious denial-of-service bug, 11 other flaws

(3/23/2015) The mystery high-severity flaw that people were expected to be fixed in OpenSSL is no Heartbleed, but it is serious and users should update.

What can you do with $200!?

(3/23/2015) You can rent 133 movies from the Red Box. Download 155 songs from iTunes. Go to the local theater 29 times. The point here? Entertainment isn’t free…and neither are DMCA violations!

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Security Awareness Training

Enrollment for 2015 Security Training has not started; you will be notified about enrollment and deadlines.

As part of the University's information security program, all University employees must complete annual security awareness training. Please complete the designated SANS training modules in SANS Securing the Human. Please contact the UM Chief Information Security Officer with questions at umciso@umsystem.edu.

IT Security Latest Alerts

Important!University's Response to IRS Fraud

(3/23/2015) Reports of fraudulent tax schemes have been increasing in both the local and national media. Unfortunately, these schemes have affected several university employees.

Important!REN-ISAC Alerts

(2/9/2015) New - 2015-02-09 ADVISORY: Tax Fraud

Important!Microsoft Security Bulletin Release (Out-Of-Band)

(11/18/2014) At approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Microsoft will release an out-of-band security update to address an issue affecting Microsoft Windows.

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Gone Phishing? Don't Take the Bait, Protect Yourself from Online Poachers!

In 2007, the number of victims of phishing attacks escalated to 3.6 million U.S. adults, a loss of over 3.2 billion dollars. Follow these best practices to prevent getting snagged!


IT Security Videos

HackYourself:It's Easy to Break Into Online Accounts, Thanks to Facebook, Google and TwitterHackYourself:It's Easy to Break Into Online Accounts, Thanks to Facebook, Google and Twitter

Talks about how much information you really have out there and how to be more secure.

Grandma Got Phished by a HackerGrandma Got Phished by a Hacker

The University of Rochester, made a phishing rendition of a classic holiday jingle - Grandma gets phished by a hacker! Please be careful when clicking on links found within email.

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