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Cyber-security now the top concern for financial services

(5/19/2015) Cyber-security ranks as the number one concern for nearly half of financial institutions in the US, according to a recently published survey.

Insecure Consumer Routers Compromised to Form 'Self-Sustaining' Botnet

(5/18/2015) Security firm Incapsula has discovered thousands of small-business and home routers that have been taken over by attackers to create botnets for use in denial-of-service attacks.

Hackers exploit Starbucks auto-reload feature to steal from customers

(5/18/2015) It seems that attackers have taken advantage of the auto re-load function on the Starbucks app, which lets consumers quickly and easily load value into their accounts from a linked payment card or bank account once the balance dips below a certain threshold.

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission employee arrested for alleged spear phishing campaign

(5/12/2015) Charles Harvey Eccleston, 62, allegedly sent dozens of spear phishing emails in January 2015 to DOE employees' emails, the Department of Justice (DOJ) wrote in a press release. He faces four felony offenses, including three counts of crimes involving unauthorized access of computers and a wire fraud charge.

WordPress Fixes More XSS Flaws With Automatic Update

(5/8/2015) WordPress issues its third security update, version 4.2.2, in less than four weeks to fix cross-site scripting security vulnerabilities.

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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. 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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The Electronic Graveyard: Do Not Let Old Technology Haunt You!

Are first generation electronics cramping your style? Are you tired of watching what used to be considered cutting-edge technology depreciate and collect dust in front of your eyes? Regardless of your motivation to rid yourself of old technology, always remember to sanitize a device before you discard, recycle, donate, repurpose, or sell it!

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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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