• 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
  • Hot Off the Presses! SecureCat Courier January 2015 Issue

    SecureCat Courier January 2015
    Monday, January 26, 2015
    Check out our latest issue of the SecureCat Courier.  This edition includes best practice instructions for sending emails, security building blocks, and new NetID+ features.   Spotlight Archives  Read More
  • All About Password Security

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    UA Information Security has published a new page that helps you Create strong passwords Understand the importance of securing your passwords Understand enabling two-factor authentication wherever you can. Visit our Password Security page for more information.   Spotlight ArchivesRead More
  • So, You Think You Can Spot a Phish?

    Phishing-Don't get hooked!
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    One New Year's resolution that is easily achievable:  learning to spot a phishing email! Take a few minutes to take these phishing quizzes to test your ability to spot a phish.  Don't worry if you miss a few:  learn from the error, and you won't make it again! OnGuard Online Open DNS SonicWall Visit our Phishing awareness page for more information on spotting phishes, and what to do when you receive them.   Spotlight ArchivesRead More
  • Security Enhancements for OWA and VPN

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    To enhance network security at the University of Arizona, University Information Technology Services (UITS) will be implementing NetID+ for Outlook Web App (OWA) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) which will change the way faculty, staff and students access these services. Click here to view the full article in UA@Work.   NetID+ FAQs:   Spotlight ArchivesRead More