IT Services is proud to partner with R4 and the Office of Sustainability for the Fall Shred Fest! Additionally, the University of Chicago is excited to announce its participation in Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual initiative aimed at promoting awareness and education in cybersecurity.
Bring your paper, cables, cellular phones, copiers, and more. Document destruction will be done onsite, while e-waste, including removed hard drives, will be collected at the event and shredded securely off-site. Click here for a list of accepted e-waste. In addition, Bookdriver.net will collect books in good condition as donations. Please visit their site to review a list of items that are not accepted for donation.
Join members of Information Security in the south parking lot of the Press building (1427 East 60th St.) on September 22nd from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Enjoy a free taco dinner and giveaways when you stop by!
IT Services invites faculty, staff, and researchers to join the UChicago Cybersecurity Symposium, a one-day event on October 24 at Ida Noyes Hall.
As technology continues to evolve and become an integral part of our daily lives, the need to protect sensitive information and maintain data privacy has never been more critical. Higher education institutions are increasingly becoming targets of cyberattacks due to the vast amount of personal, financial, and intellectual property data they store. Faculty and staff play an important role in safeguarding these resources and ensuring the institution is a secure environment. IT Services is hosting the Cybersecurity Symposium to provide the UChicago community with the necessary knowledge and skills to protect the institution’s digital infrastructure and information assets.
The event will feature session tracks on Core Security Concepts and Research Security, presented by distinguished UChicago faculty and security professionals. Strengthen your knowledge and skills for protecting the University’s digital information infrastructure at the Cybersecurity Symposium. Register by October 23, and to learn more visit cybersymposium.event.uchicago.edu.
This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Attending this conference will satisfy the following professional development requirements:
- The University’s Annual Information Security Training Course
- The University’s Annual HIPAA Training Course
- Six hours of IT Services Professional Development
- CME credits for hospital staff
- CPEs through SANS GIAC certifications
How can we help you?
- Report a possible phishing attempt
- I need to complete Security Awareness Training
- I need to reset or recertify my CNetID or password.
- I want to know how to use two-factor authentication.
- I need an SSL, code signing, or some other kind of security certificate.
- Report a possible compromise or other security incident
- I have a question about security for my application or have my application reviewed.
- My account was locked for spamming or due to some other security issue.
- I need access to phone records, emails, or other data for an investigation or personnel matter.
- I’m traveling and received an email asking that I contact the security team.
- My computer or phone was blocked from the network due to a virus detection.
- I want to send the security team a report about a security vulnerability or some other issue I discovered.
- A website I tried to visit is blocked and erroneously listed as suspicious. What do I do?
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.
From: Solera Holdington Subject: EMPLOYMENT OFFER Date: 08-29-2023 Good Day Staff & Students. The University of Chicago Employment Offer This message is from the Campus Job Placement & Student Services. In Accordance with the work and study regulations of...
From Andrea Jones <adjones @ liverpool[.]k12[.]ny[.]us> Subject Paul Alivisatos shared a document with you as a user Date/Time 2023/08/13 or 2023/08/14 - time variable
Subject: (PART TIME) Admin-Assistant Remote POSITION! Date: 2023-07-27 15:19:22 [UTC-05:00] Some departments are in need for people to assist some of their visiting professors by providing basic administrative duties remotely. The successful candidate will maintain...
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