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Good judgement remains your best defense against IT security threats. These IT security guides and resources can provide you with the awareness and knowledge to thwart rather than aid an attack.


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Announcements & Alerts

Phishing Scams that Exploit COVID-19 Crisis

With COVID-19 in the news daily, scam artists are taking advantage of the situation through a variety of reframed phishing or social engineering opportunities leveraging COVID-19 to get your attention.

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Risk and Compliance Self-Assessment Questionnaire

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 […]

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Wireless Risk, Patch Your Personal Devices

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 […]

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