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Training Tip: Avoid Email Scams
IT Services has been monitoring an active, persistent scam that is targeting staff at the University as well as many other institutions. These types of email scams use messaging to press a recipient to act quickly, usually asking the recipient to pur (More)
Training Tip: Enhance Your IoT Device Security
The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses many devices such as smart TVs, smart speakers, wearables, and smart appliances. Many of these devices are now being leveraged for application development, research studies, and teaching and learning. One t (More)
Training Tip: Secure Your Browser
Web browsers offer a number of convenient features that make finding, saving, and sharing information faster and more hassle-free than ever. However, some of these features may pose a security risk. Here are some things you can do to make sure you (More)
Preventing Cheating in Canvas, Part 2: Quizzes
  Whether you're distributing course documents or giving online quizzes, it's important to make sure that the materials on your Canvas course site are secure.  Making sensitive materials too easily available increases the risk of academic dis (More)
Preventing Cheating in Canvas, Part 1: Files and Modules
  Whether you're distributing course documents or giving quizzes, it's important to make sure that the materials on your Canvas course site are secure.  Making sensitive materials too easily available increases the risk of academic dishonesty (More)
Training Tip: Hang Up on Phone Scams
Phone scams are on the rise, especially during this time of year as many are renewing benefits and preparing for the next tax season. Many members of the UChicago community have received phone calls where the caller claims to be from the IRS, Social (More)
Training Tip: Don't Get Scared by Email Scams
This Halloween, don’t get scared by phishing emails using trickery to try to get your information. Simply ignore and delete these messages. If you’re unsure, forward the message as an attachment to security@uchi (More)
Training Tip: Use Email Protection to Manage Your Messages
The University is enabling a new email protection service this week for all @uchicago.edu email accounts. The new service has enhanced capabilities to identify and block spam as well as to better protect accounts from phishing attempts and malicious (More)
Training Tip: Run Software Updates to Stay Secure
A software update is a free download for an application, operating system, or software suite that provides new features, fixes bugs, improves functionality, and addresses security issues. To make sure your device is protected with the most current (More)
Training Tip: Lock Down Your Login
To maintain the security of your online accounts, keep your passwords to yourself. By sharing your password with others, you may be provide an opportunity for cybercriminals to access your account. If you need to provide family members or colleagu (More)
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