• 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
  • SecureCat Courier March 2017 issue

    Identity thief
    Monday, March 20, 2017
    Our latest issue of the SecureCat Courier is available online!  This month's issue includes information on preventing identity theft and tax fraud, as well as an introduction to our new CISO, Lanita Collette. Read More
  • Welcome, Lanita Collette, Our New CISO!

    Thursday, March 2, 2017
    Welcome to our new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Lanita Collette!  UA@Work has a great article on our new Information Security leader. Read More