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  • 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
  • Critical Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Affects Most Machines

    A few days ago a critical vulnerability was announced within Adobe Flash Player that allows a machine to become infected with ransomware through a web browser. Ransomware is a type of malicious...
    Posted: April 14, 2016 9:29 AM
  • 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