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The U’s ISO rolls out new phishing and IT security awareness efforts

The university has enlisted the help of KnowBe4, a well-known cybersecurity and phishing awareness company, to help educate employees (and soon, students) in a safe practice environment about phishing, social engineering, and other online threats so they can better protect themselves and the university against increasingly brazen criminals. Learn more.

Everyone’s interested in your identity — from Amazon to cybercriminals

Amazon, Google, Facebook, and other online businesses know that you are the key to their success, so they focus their efforts on collecting information about you. Cybercriminals do the same. This Identity Management Day (April 12), the Information Security Office encourages you to take extra steps to protect your online accounts and devices. Learn more.

Digital security tip: Beware of tax scams

Tax season is here again and so are tax scams. Criminals use tax season as an opportunity to phish us in emails, to socially engineer us in other mediums, and to steal our identities in a variety of ways. These scams typically create a sense of urgency and an impulse to act, such as opening a link or installing software. Learn more.

Phase 2 activities continue in One U PeopleSoft Finance project

Since June 2021, the One U PeopleSoft Finance Transformation Project team has worked nonstop to engage dozens of main campus and University of Utah Health stakeholders in Phase 2 activities, which include discovery, scoping, and requirements-gathering. The project is a multiyear endeavor to redesign the general ledger chart of accounts, reduce finance customizations in the U’s instance of Oracle PeopleSoft, and improve finance reporting capabilities across the institution. Learn more.

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Last Updated: 4/10/22