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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

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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10-5-17 Phishing Scam Alert

The following phishing scam from a uconn.edu 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 […]

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