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  • Backing Up Data

    What is Backup? Backup is for recovery from hardware failure or recent data corruption or loss. Why Backup is needed? A Backup is copy of your data that is made in order to protect...
    Posted: December 18, 2018 11:33 AM
  • Hotspots and Public Wi-Fi

    Public Wi Fi is famous with its easily availability and free access. Any person with their computer or other devices can access Public Wi -Fi. Public Wi -Fi could be found in convenient places...
    Posted: December 10, 2018 10:48 AM
  • Social Engineering

     Definition of Social Engineering. In social engineering, a cybercriminal is basically relying on social activities (and interactions) of human beings to collect information by tricking them....
    Posted: November 6, 2018 9:33 AM

    The topic is about pros and cons for leaving a digital device unattended, such as a cell phone, a laptop or a desktop computer. It does not matter whether devices are personally owned or business...
    Posted: October 31, 2018 1:31 PM
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    To The UMBC Community, October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but in reality, we all need to be vigilant 24/7, 365 days a year. As such, I encourage you to watch this brief (under 2 min) video...
    Posted: October 17, 2018 3:09 PM
  • How Undergraduate Admissions Migrated to Duo

    Tips for ensuring a smooth migration
    Andrew Gribben (pictured at right), Specialist in Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation, recently helped assist his colleagues in switching to Duo two-factor authentication as part of DoIT’s...
    Posted: May 29, 2018 11:27 AM
  • Employees with PS Access Required to Use 2 Factor Login

    Staff by 12/31/18, Faculty by 9/1/19
    As part of ongoing efforts to keep the campus safe online, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has partnered with Duo Security for 2-factor authentication (2FA), which DoIT staff have...
    Posted: April 25, 2018 9:22 AM
  • Meltdown and Spectre

    DoIT is Monitoring and Addressing Meltdown and Spectre
    As many of you have likely seen in the news, two new vulnerabilities have recently been announced.  The vulnerabilities have been named Spectre and Meltdown.  These vulnerabilities are related...
    Posted: January 5, 2018 11:43 PM
  • Email Survey / Mystery Shopper Scams

    Once you wire the money to the thief, it's gone.
    We have received multiple complaints about people receiving fraudulent job offer emails from con-artists.  In some of the job offers, the con-artist offers to pay $200 for completing testing and...
    Posted: August 5, 2016 11:20 PM
  • Why You Should Be Using Eduroam

    Benefits include one time login, security, and availability
    Eduroam is a global Wi-Fi network that provides encrypted traffic for any device you use and features a one time setup process that can be used on any campus that supports eduroam, not just UMBC....
    Posted: May 5, 2016 2:29 PM