Information Security

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 The University of Chicago is proud to be a 2022 champion!

Join us as we share weekly cybersecurity tips, helpful resources, and events posted on our Cybersecurity Awareness Month website.

Information Security Training

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Phishing Alerts

Listed below are the latest phishing scams that have been acted upon by Information Security. Think you’ve received a phishing email? Don’t click it, report it.

Email Scam (Sep 17, 2022): You have outstanding debt.

Note: Allowing an entire uchicago.edu domain or your own @uchicago.edu email address in your Safe Senders List is problematic as well, as scammers can spoof your own address as the sender, making it appear as though your account was compromised, or masquerade as a...

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Security News

Check here for the latest security alerts that may affect you.

Don’t Wait to Update

One of the easiest ways to keep your information secure is to keep your software and apps updated. Update often. Always keep your software updated when updates becomes available and don’t delay. These updates fix general software problems and provide new security...

Multi-factor Authentication for the Win!

According to a 2021 PC Mag study, 70% of people admit they use the same password for more than one account. Using weak or similar passwords makes a hacker's life a lot easier and can give them access to more materials than they could dream of. Enabling multi-factor...

Ditch the Post-It Notes and Use a Password Manager

Most of us manage 100 or more passwords for our online accounts and it can be tough to remember so many unique passwords. If you’re like most people, you’re probably using the same password for most of your accounts—and that’s not safe. Once that single password is...

How to Locate the Report Phish Button

IT Services has implemented an easier way to report suspicious emails from your University Outlook or Gmail inbox. This feature, called Report Phish, allows you to report phishing or other suspicious emails with the click of a button. The Report Phish button will...

Learn How to Refuse the Phishing Bait

Phishing – when a cybercriminal poses as a legitimate party in hopes of getting someone to engage with malicious content or links – remains one of the most popular tactics among cybercriminals today. In fact, 80% of cybersecurity incidents and 90% of data breaches...

Cybersecurity First – Oct 25, 2021

Cybersecurity is a Team Sport Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and the University of Chicago’s security efforts will only be successful when all members of the campus community understand the risks and take steps to avoid them. We offer the following tips to...

Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

Cybersecurity is a dynamic and rapidly growing field, with new threats and challenges emerging each day. And with that, there is a huge push being undertaken by both business and education sectors to attract individuals toward a degree and career in cyber. Whether...

Protecting Yourself Against Ransomware Attacks

In week 1 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we focused on educating you on the different types of phishing attacks we have seen and that many have reported receiving in the UChicago community. The most important element in a successful phishing attack is the human...