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News & Announcements

  • Sep

    East Campus Shred Event

    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.

  • May

    UCIT Office of Information Security Alert Bulletin

    ** 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 helpdesk@uc.edu or the UCIT Office of Information Security at 513-558-ISEC (4732) or infosec@uc.edu with any questions or concerns.

  • May

    Cyber-Related Scams Targeting Universities, Employees, And Students

    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:

    • Spear phishing e-mails are being sent to university employees that appear to be from their employer. The e-mail contains a link and claims some type of issue has risen requiring them to enter their log-in credentials. Once employees provide their user name and password, the perpetrator accesses the university’s computer system to redirect the employees’ payroll allocation to another bank account. The university employees’ payroll allocations are being deposited into students’ accounts. These students were hired through online advertisements for work-at-home jobs, and provided their bank account information to the perpetrators to receive payment for the work they performed.
    • Scammers are posting online advertisements soliciting college students for administrative positions in which they would receive checks via the mail or e-mail. Students are directed to deposit the checks into their accounts, and then print checks and/or wire money to an individual. Students are never asked to provide their bank account information to the perpetrators.
    • Perpetrators are compromising students’ credential resulting in the rerouting of their reimbursement money to other bank accounts. The reimbursement money is from student loans and used to pay tuition, books, and living expenses.
    • Perpetrators are obtaining professors’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and using it to file fraudulent income tax returns.
    • Some universities have been victims of intrusions, resulting in the perpetrators being able to access university databases containing information on their employees and students.

    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.

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  • University of Cincinnati UCIT Office of Information Security
  • University Hall
  • 51 Goodman Drive
  • Cincinnati, OH 45221