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Key takeaways from Cyber Security Month

As National Cyber Security Awareness Month draws to a close, it’s important to remember some important tips year-round. When in doubt, ask CIS If you suspect an email to be phishing, call the Help Desk at 309-671-3400 or email CIS-Security@uic.edu. Do not click on links or reply to a suspicious email, and do not provide [...]

2019-01-18T11:48:11-05:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

Phishing has become more sophisticated and frequent

October is National Cyber Security Month, which is a good time to review phishing techniques. Phishing is a cyberattack where fraudulent emails sent from seemingly reputable sources attempt to trick you into revealing personal information. Phishing attacks have become more frequent and advanced, and they pose a significant threat to everyone. Example of Phishing [...]

2019-01-18T13:46:06-05:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

Weekend downtime for phone project

UICOMP campus, Positive Health Solutions and UICOMP Psychiatry will experiencing intermittent downtime from 5 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, due to the phone upgrades. This means that UICOMP users may not be able to log on to their desktops if onsite, at PHS or Psychiatry, and you will not be able to use your [...]

2019-01-18T13:47:34-05:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: CIS Updates|

Email Migration is Underway

UICOMP, along with the Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC) in Chicago, is migrating email accounts to Office 365. CIS will be contacting you about migrating your account before the project deadline of Dec. 15. As part of the migration, all email going to your @uicomp.uic.edu account will be routed to your @uic.edu account. [...]

2019-01-18T13:49:49-05:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: CIS Updates|

Downtime Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18

On Saturday, Nov. 18, there will be testing of the fire suppression system and emergency power system. This will require us to power off various parts of the network while those systems are being tested. All systems will be unavailable during this maintenance period (8 a.m. to noon). We only expect this outage to last [...]

2019-01-18T13:51:07-05:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: CIS Updates|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Social Engineering

For as long as people have had “stuff,” there have been other people trying to trick them out of that “stuff.” These days, the “stuff” some people want to trick you out of is your sensitive information. To do that they use social engineering. Social engineering can take many forms: Someone pretending to be [...]

2019-01-18T13:52:08-05:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Personal Devices

For many of us, our electronic devices are key parts of our lives. Think of all the personal data on your phone, such as emails, contact lists and social media accounts. Your laptop probably contains even more sensitive information – saved passwords, financial documents and more. Here are some ways to safeguard your devices: [...]

2019-01-18T13:56:25-05:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that locks or scrambles files on an infected device. Payment is demanded in order for you to regain access to your files. However, there is no guarantee you will be able to access your files again. (Note that UIC does not make ransom payments.) Ransomware often spreads as [...]

2019-01-18T13:57:28-05:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Week One of Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on phishing. We’ve all seen phishing emails. They are the top reason people lose control of their data and log-in credentials. Phishing emails often tell you there is an urgent problem with your account and then link to a page where you’re asked to enter your personal [...]

2019-01-18T13:59:28-05:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: CIS Updates, Security Awareness|