• Hot Off the Presses! SecureCat Courier Summer 2015

    SecureCat Courier Summer 2015
    Friday, May 8, 2015
    Check out our special issue of the SecureCat Courier!  The issue is full of travel security tips and resources, whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business.Read More
  • Data Classification and Handling Standard (IS-2321)

    Data classification word cloud
    Thursday, May 7, 2015
    UA Information Security has updated the University’s Data Classification and Handling Standard (IS-2321) in order to provide more prescriptive guidance for the classification and handling of University information assets.  The new standard clearly defines four categories of data: Regulated:  Data controlled by federal, state, local and/or industry regulations. These data are affected data breach notification laws and contractual provisions in government research grants, which impose legal and technical restrictions on the appropriate use of institutional information. Confidential:  Data protec...Read More
  • UA Retirees and NetID+: What You Need to Know

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015
    The method UA faculty, staff and students use to access the campus Virtual Private Network (VPN) will change significantly on April 30, 2015. The University of Arizona is incorporating NetID+ into the VPN to further enhance network security and protect the identities of faculty, staff and students.  NetID+ requires users to use a second method of authentication (called two-factor authentication) before accessing an online resource. This prevents anyone but you from accessing applications and services secured with NetID+, even if they know your password. How does this impact UA Retirees? UA Ret...Read More
  • VPN Will Require NetID+ by April 30

    UA NetID+ Logo Lockup
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    A new Lo Que Pasa guest column outlines why signing up for NetID+ is a good decision, and why it will be required in order to access the Campus Virtual Private Network (VPN).  Click here to read the full article. UA Information Security has a one-stop shop for NetID+.    Spotlight ArchivesRead More
  • Tax Season = Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

    Social Security and Taxes
    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    It's tax season; a stressful time for many of us, even if we are expecting refunds. But many Americans will experience even more stress, as they will find that their taxes were “filed” by criminals who had stolen their victims' identities in order to file fraudulent tax returns.   According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft is the top consumer complaint received, and has been for 14 consecutive years. And, the most common identity theft complaint is tax- or wage-related fraud, with a whopping 30% reported versus 17% for the next largest form, credit card fraud. In fact, tax...Read More