The W2s and 1099s are ready to go.
You have entered your deductions and are ready to file your tax return. Then you discover that a return has already been submitted in your name. What do you do now?
This month’s newsletter highlights:
Tips for protecting your identity and sensitive data
Preparing for UA security enhancements
We will also introduce you to our new Chief Information Security Officer, Lanita Collette!
UA InfoSec Resources
|The SecureCat Courier is UA's monthly cybersecurity newsletter.|
How Do They Do It?
Tips for Protecting Your Identity
- Don’t carry your Social Security card or any document(s) with your SSN on it.
- Check your credit report on a regular basis.
- Practice good online security.
- Never use the “remember my password” function.
- Always use a secure Wi-Fi connection.
- Shred paper documents that have sensitive data before discarding them.
- Be careful about where you share information on the internet, such as your birthdate, address and phone number.
- Don’t give personal information over the phone, through the mail or on the Internet unless you have initiated the contact.
For more tips on identity security, visit our Identity Theft page.
Prior to moving into IT, Lanita was an archaeologist engaged in research on the Colorado Plateau. She has a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in Archaeology from Arizona State University, and holds both Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications.
UA Information Security has set up a new email address for “Ask the CISO” questions. You can reach out to Lanita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Does This Mean to You?
- Change your password now. You need a UA NetID password created or changed since March 6, 2017. The standard expiration (360 days for a strong password) will apply.
- Sign up for NetID+ now if you do not currently have two-factor authentication.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact your department’s IT support or the 24/7 IT Support Center (520- 626-8324).
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