What’s New – IT Security

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 9/30/19

UPDATE: To get past the start of Fall 2019, faculty with PS access will be required to upgrade to Duo by 9/30/19. As part of ongoing efforts to keep the campus safe online, the Division of...

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

Phishing: Don’t Be Our Weak Link

Attacks are Becoming More Targeted. What should people do?

Phishing attacks have been a problem for many years.  Typically, hackers have sent messages asking members of our community to click on a link or reply to an email message with a password.  Their...

Posted: March 23, 2016, 2:56 PM

Review of DoIT Communications

Notification by DoIT Student Worker Was a Mistake

To The UMBC Campus Community, Recently a DoIT student employee contacted members of the campus that they may have a number of files on their computers containing personally identifiable...

Posted: September 10, 2015, 7:18 PM

Locating Our Confidential Data

Identity Finder is being installed to help reduce our risk.

In an effort to try and detect confidential data on university-owned systems and reduce the risk that UMBC will be the source of a data breach, UMBC has worked with the university system to...

Posted: June 9, 2015, 10:01 AM