A variety of educational presentations are offered for the campus IT community throughout the year. Awareness programs for users, and development and/or sharing of industry best practices are common topics, as well as information about current threats and exploits.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 4:35pm
Cyber criminals love to take advantage of the holiday season. People are busy and perhaps less vigilant—particularly given the volume of email advertisements and online transactions happening this time of year. University IT security experts are...
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:22am
A handful of tips can help you avoid the bait.
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:52am
The scams often target students, appearing in web searches and in ads on legitimate sites.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:33am
The University of Iowa has expanded Two-Step Login to web-based applications, including MAUI, ICON, and MyUI, and campus cyber-security experts advise all UI faculty, staff, and students to enable the feature for these applications. Two-Step Login...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:56am
The University of Iowa recently notified approximately 250 university faculty, staff, and students that their HawkID and password had been obtained by unauthorized individuals using physical devices that had been secretly attached to university...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:49am
Here are some ways to avoid malware (malicious code or software) and phishing—scams that trick you into providing personal information.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:44am
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. Ensure you're doing all you can to keep both university and personal information and systems secure.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:39am
In less than 15 minutes you can help deter a bad actor’s efforts with three easy cybersecurity steps.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 8:49am
UI IT professionals are seeing a rise in phishing scams. Use these tips to avoid an account compromise.
Friday, January 2, 2015 - 9:18am
Information Technology policies exist to protect the university's technology and data assets, and many of them are key to your personal IT security as well. Everyone has a responsibility to know and abide by the rules, so please take a moment to...
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:49pm
The Heartbleed security flaw affects websites across the Internet. Users are changing their passwords as sites install patches to protect against the flaw. Image via Wikimedia Commons. As you have likely heard in the news, IT security researchers...
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 10:20am
One aspect of protecting yourself from cybercriminals is learning to spot a scam—being very skeptical of too-good-to-be-true offers, urgent pleas for money, or warnings that your account is over quota or compromised. If an email is at all suspicious...
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 9:41am
University of Iowa officials are enhancing security and reminding campus technology users how to avoid being duped after a number of employees became victims of a recent “phishing” scam. Phishing uses “spoofed” or fake emails and websites to trick...
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 2:33pm
A series of convincing scams is tricking UI e-mail users into providing their login or other personal information to data thieves, and the IT security office urges the campus to exercise caution. The latest scams have used familiar terms like ITS...
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