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UPS announces breach impacting 51 U.S. locations

(8/22/2014) More than 50 of The UPS Store's U.S. locations were found to have malware on their computer systems, and in some cases, it's been present since mid-January.

Microsoft urges customers to uninstall 'Blue Screen of Death' update

(8/19/2014) Microsoft on Friday quietly recommended that customers uninstall one of last week's security updates after users reported that it crippled their computers with the infamous "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD).

Community Health Systems Breach Atypical For Chinese Hackers

(8/19/2014) Publicly traded healthcare organization's stock goes up as breach notifications go out.

5 things ID thieves want you to do

(8/19/2014) Escaping identity thieves is hard enough. Don't make it any easier on them.

On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft releases nine patches for 37 bugs

(8/15/2014) On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft shipped nine fixes for 37 bugs in its software, bringing a cumulative update for Internet Explorer and addressing security issues in Windows, Office, SharePoint Server, SQL Server software, and the .NET Framework.

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Security Awareness Training

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. You will not immediately receive a certificate when you complete the required modules. Certificates will be distributed via email twice a month for your records. Please contact the UM Chief Information Security Officer with questions at umciso@umsystem.edu.

IT Security Latest Alerts

Important!University Response to Heartbleed Bug

(4/9/2014) The University is vigilantly taking action to protect our systems and services; most companies are doing the same. While we cannot determine the scale of direct impact, a vast number of online services such as social media sites, e-commerce sites, software installation sites, et cetera use OpenSSL software to encrypt information.

Important!Heartbleed: Serious OpenSSL zero day vulnerability revealed

(4/9/2014) A new OpenSSL vulnerability has shown up and some companies are annoyed that the bug was revealed before patches could be delivered for it. Updated April 8.

Important!Advisory- Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) application for iOS

(4/16/2009) Advisory for Advisory- Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) application for iOS has been updated to address vulnerabilities related to the Heartbleed bug.

IT Security
Monthly Topic

Password Safety in the Digital Age

As children we would use passwords as a means to keep “intruders” out of our secret hideouts. While the context of how we use a password has changed since childhood, the necessity of having a strong password is now more important than ever. Today password protection is your first line of defense against most cyber threats.


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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