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Microsoft report explores dangers of running expired security software

(11/18/2014) Operating a computer with an expired security product is practically as unsafe as operating a system without security software at all – that is one of the key takeaways from the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report 17, which was released on Tuesday.

Flash and AIR updates available after Adobe addresses 18 vulnerabilities

(11/14/2014) Windows, Macintosh and Linux users all should now update to the latest version of Adobe Flash player and Adobe AIR as the company has recently addressed 18 vulnerabilities in the software.

November Patch Tuesday: A massive update with a few misses

(11/14/2014) This is a massive update for Microsoft Patch Tuesday with 16 patches released for November 2014.

U.S. Postal Service suffers breach of employee, customer data

(11/11/2014) A U.S. Postal Service data breach has potentially compromised the personal information of 800,000 employees, as well as some customers who contacted the government service.

Traveling business executives targeted through luxury hotel Wi-Fi

(11/11/2014) Traveling on business? Beware — elite cybercriminals may be after your data

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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!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.

Important!Microsoft to issue 16 security updates

(11/10/2014) On Patch Tuesday next week Microsoft will issue a large number of updates, five of them critical. The Windows 10 previews are affected as well.

Important!Ebola Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

(10/27/2014) US-CERT reminds users to protect against email scams and cyber campaigns using the Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a theme. Phishing emails may contain links that direct users to websites which collect personal information such as login credentials, or contain malicious attachments that can infect a system.

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‘Twas the Night before Cyber Monday: Tips for Staying Secure While Shopping Online

Electronic retail is a non-shopper’s holiday shopping dream come true! The lines are nonexistent, the wait time is short, and your online shopping cart will never present you with a squeaky or wobbly wheel. It truly is the best of both worlds. You can stay home and shop from your computer in your warm and comfy pajamas and slippers. Not only that, but the parking is close and you do not have to watch strangers duke it out over the last Furby (admit it. They are kind of creepy.)


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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