Archive — information security

Planned changes to the UCI Google Workspace Service

Planned Changes to UCI Google Workspace Service

Jan 10, 2022

As part of our ongoing security initiative, changes are planned for the UCI Google Workspace service that will affect all UCI Google users. These changes are intended to further protect accounts from unauthorized access.  Continue Reading Planned Changes to UCI Google Workspace Service

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Required MultiFactor Authentication Account Protection

Mar 22, 2019

MultiFactor Authentication (MFA) is a two-step process that requires both a password and a second verification using a smartphone or a small token device you carry with you. Over the coming months, Duo MFA will become required for all faculty and staff web application access. Learn how to set up Duo MFA for your UCInetID. Continue Reading Required MultiFactor Authentication Account Protection


Evolution of Phishing Messages

Oct 23, 2018

A new phishing technique used by attackers is to use a fake email address with a simple message such as “Are you available?” Learn more about phishing, how to spot it and how to report it. Continue Reading Evolution of Phishing Messages


Watch out for Phishing Emails

May 1, 2018

Phishing emails are an attempt by thieves to lure you into divulging personal and financial information, for their profit. Learn what to look for and where to report these scams. Continue Reading Watch out for Phishing Emails

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Annual Data Inventory

Apr 10, 2018

We all have a critical role in protecting the security and privacy of information. Unless law, policy, business or research needs require storage of restricted data, they should be eliminated or properly secured. Continue Reading Annual Data Inventory


Phishing Awareness – Don’t take the bait!

Oct 11, 2017

Most data breaches now start with a phishing attack. “Phishing” uses fraudulent email messages designed to impersonate a legitimate person or organization and trick the recipient. Continue Reading Phishing Awareness – Don’t take the bait!

Be Cyber Savvy - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Be Cyber Savvy

Sep 28, 2017

Learn more, get involved and do your part to make the internet safer and more secure for everyone. Continue Reading Be Cyber Savvy

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My Account Activity

Mar 28, 2017

Use our new tool to view your recent UCInetID account activity for a subset of OIT services. You can verify the activity is legitimate and report anything suspicious. Continue Reading My Account Activity

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Information Security Efforts

Aug 19, 2015

OIT is in the process of further ramping up our information security efforts. This is in response to increasing threats. The threats are very real, as we have seen from frequent news stories about stolen data. Continue Reading Information Security Efforts