• Stay Safe in 2018 with These Security Tips

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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
      The Information Security Office has a story in UA's employee newsletter Lo Que Pasa on staying safe in 2018.  Take a look for tips on securing your information and devices!Read More
  • New and Updated Information Security Standards

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
    The Information Security Office has worked with campus stakeholders to develop two new standards and revise another standard to provide appropriate guidance in following best security practices.  The new standards are: Endpoint Encryption Standard (IS-S303):  Created to provide guidance on protecting University data, especially Regulated and Confidential Data, as defined in the University’s Data Classification and Handling Standard (IS-S302). Security Awareness and Training Standard (IS-S401):  Defines security awareness training requirements for University employees (including student employe...Read More
  • WannaCry Ransomware: What You Need to Know

    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Since Friday, May 12, the latest ransomware threat has dominated news cycles, and rightly so (NPR’s  and CNN Tech's reports contain great information to help consumers understand this outbreak).   The malicious software has been called several variations of WannaCry, including WannaCrypt, Wana Decryptor, and W Cry.  Could This Affect Me? If you use a Windows PC and have not updated it recently, you could be vulnerable. Microsoft released patches for its more vulnerable systems, including older operating systems (e.g., Windows XP and Windows Server 2003).   What Should I Do? University systems...Read More
  • Google Docs Phishing Campaigns

    Thursday, May 4, 2017
    On May 3, 2017, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) received reporting from five states regarding a Google Docs phishing email campaign. The details of the attack are as follows: The email body states “[name] has invited you to view the following document:” and includes a link to “Open in Docs”. The link opens to a legitimate Google login page. Once the recipients enter their credentials or select an account, a permissions box for a fraudulent application hosted at hxxps://googledocs[.]g-docs[.]win requests access to the user’s address book and email. Once the...Read More
  • NetID Password Change and NetID+ Requirements

    Thursday, March 23, 2017
    The UA’s Microsoft Office 365 (O365) and UAConnect365 (faculty/staff email/calendaring) services will require a new NetID password and NetID+ two factor authentication to log in. These requirements will be implemented soon. You can act now to avoid any interruptions in accessing your Office 365 account including OneDrive, OneNote, or online documents. Change your password now. You need a UA NetID password created or changed since March 6, 2017. Visit The standard expiration (360 days for a strong password) will apply. Sign up for NetID+ two-factor authentication now if you...Read More