The UCIT Office of Information Security (UCIT OIS) is hosting a free document shredding event for all UC students, faculty, and staff on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The event will take place in Lot 13 outside of the Kettering Lab Complex on East Campus from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
UCIT OIS staff will be onsite at all times to ensure all documents are securely destroyed and recycled.
** Password Expiration Notification**
By now you may have heard about the internet bug Heartbleed, which has impacted up to 2/3 of companies on the web. Without getting too technical, Heartbleed affects the OpenSSL framework used by many entities to privately send data to and form internet servers.
We want to assure you that the university took immediate and proactive steps to patch this security vulnerability - and has successfully eliminated any risk of unauthorized access to your account.
For your added protection, we will be expiring your Central Login System (CLS) password within the next 2 to 4 weeks. Changing your password at this time is not required. Similar to a normal password expiration, you will receive an email stating that your password is about to expire and that you need to change your password at that time. You will receive five grace logins but should change your password as soon as possible.
It's also a good idea to regularly change your passwords for all websites you frequent, especially if any use the same password as you were using for UC.
What Can I Do to Help?
Please distribute this Security Alert to anyone who you feel needs to be made aware.
Contact the UCIT Integrated Services Desk at 513-556-HELP (4357), 866-397-3382 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the UCIT Office of Information Security at 513-558-ISEC (4732) or email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is aware of multiple scams targeting universities, university employees, and students across the nation. The scams range from Internet fraud to intrusions. The following are common scenarios:
If you have been a victim of one of these scams or any other Internet related scam, we encourage you to file a complaint with the IC3 at http://www.ic3.gov and notify your university police.