RSS IT Security News

  • Deprecation of Windows 7 October 11, 2019
    The proper maintenance and applications of patches, hot fixes, and other after the fact code revisions is important in maintaining a proper level of security and the protection of university data and systems. Unfortunately, as software continues to become more complex, the identification of software vulnerabilities expands far past the initial release of software, which […]
  • University Chief Information Security Officer June 24, 2019
    Dr. Chris Bernard has joined ITS on July 19, 2019 as the new university Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Chris comes from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA where he has served as their CISO for the past three years.  Prior to Bucknell, he spent eight years overseeing infrastructure teams at Miami University in Oxford, OH […]
  • KnowBe4: Security Awareness Training November 15, 2018
    Explore an extensive collective of IT security videos and training modules.Security threats to personal and institutional information are an ongoing risk. Informed, individual judgement is a powerful element in preventing security breaches and compromises.  ITS has historically offered online IT security awareness training, by request, to faculty and staff.  We have observed that this approach […]
  • Risk and Compliance Self-Assessment Questionnaire March 15, 2018
    Starting this week, ITS Information Security Office is sending a Risk and Compliance Self-Assessment Questionnaire to designated IT professionals in each school, college, campus, and department.  The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect information about systems, services, and data that will inform efforts to continuously strengthen UConn’s information security posture. In addition to identifying institutional […]
  • Wireless Risk, Patch Your Personal Devices November 15, 2017
    The most commonly used security standard for Wi-Fi networks has been compromised.  A recent Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) breaks the handshake that encrypts the connection, and cyber criminals could target nearby Wi-Fi networks. There have been no reports yet of this vulnerability being actively exploited. However, ITS recommends that you take action to protect your […]
  • 10-5-17 Phishing Scam Alert October 5, 2017
    The following phishing scam from a email address is circulating again (see 9-5-17 post). We will be Shutting Down your Account due to suspicious Activity and Login from a Different IP with your Account which have made us take this decision to safeguard your Account. To avoid Shutting Down of this Account you will […]
  • Alert: Increase in Compromises of Direct Deposit March 15, 2017
    From Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), 12/4/17 “The MS-ISAC has seen an increase in cyber threat actors sending phishing emails to K-12 public education employees for the purposes of obtaining account login information. In these incidents, this information is then typically used to modify the employees’ direct deposit account information. By changing this […]
  • Reminder: Use of University-owned IT Resources February 15, 2017
    In accordance with the University’s policy for Acceptable Use of Information Technology and the General Rules of Conduct, employees may not use University-owned IT resources for personal use or gain. These prohibited activities include installing and operating cryptocurrency mining software that uses University resources.