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Everything Old Is New, Again

UVM technology leaders and staff are monitoring the news around emerging global cybersecurity threats as a result of recent sanctions against Russia. We continuously engage with partners across Higher Education and in law enforcement to improve UVM’s defensive posture. As always, though, we need your help, and “the usual advice” is now more important than …

When the Attacks Aren’t Just Cyberattacks

5 min. read ISO intern Josh Baker contributed the “protecting others by protecting ourselves” theme to this article. Others have eloquently addressed the injustice that is the ongoing Russian aggression against the people and the state of Ukraine; suffice it to say that no one deserves to be subject to physical violence, and we dearly …

“DUO” the Necessary Steps to Protect Yourself!

Enabling Multifactor Authentication This post is part of a series contributed by the ISO’s 2019-2020 student intern Emily Connolly, ’20. What is multifactor authentication? How do I use the DUO app? How do I lock down my passwords? If these questions keep you up at night, read on. If not, read on anyway; it’s important …

Go Phish!

Defeating phishing emails and securing your inbox This post is part of a series contributed by the ISO’s 2019-2020 student intern Emily Connolly, ’20. It’s 8am on a Monday morning. You pour yourself a cup of coffee and open your laptop to read all the emails you’ve been putting off since Friday afternoon. When you …

The Password Is Dead: Long Live…Anything Else!

Executive Summary [read time: approx 1.5 min.] Passwords by themselves are no longer sufficient for protecting your information and UVM’s information from everyday attacks. UVM is moving to require multi-factor authentication (MFA) to protect the most critical information at first, and all of the university’s online assets in the long run. This means that logging …

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