Tag Archives: security

Reminder on sensitive data in U-M Box

Box at U-M may be used with some types of sensitive data, including Protected Health Information (PHI), according to the U-M Sensitive Data Guide. You are responsible for using Box appropriately with sensitive university data and taking the necessary precautions. Sensitive data should be stored in a folder owned by a Shared Account. Please review Box: Working with… Read More »

IA Chrome extension protecting LSA

About 2,100 managed systems in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) now have extra protection from malicious websites thanks to the Safe Computing Website Checker developed by Information Assurance (IA). The extension protects people from some types of malicious websites when browsing the web with Chrome. “Utilizing Group Policy Management (GPO) we have deployed this… Read More »

Only store sensitive data in approved services—check the guide!

Do you work with sensitive data? Any time you are thinking about using a storage or collaboration service for sensitive university data—whether in the cloud or at U-M: Check the Sensitive Data Guide first to see which services are approved for your data type. If the service you want to use is not listed in the guide, ask… Read More »

Students show security know-how and win prizes

For the past 14 years, Information Assurance (IA) has engaged UM-Ann Arbor students, including medical students, with an online quiz designed to raise awareness about IT security issues and promote good IT security practices. This year’s quiz resulted in the second highest completion rate yet! From October 29 through November 2 a total of 7281 students participated. This… Read More »

HITS staff-volunteers pitch in to help customers prepare for mandatory Duo two-factor authentication

During a recent Duo “go-live,”nearly a dozen HITS staff-volunteers supplemented regular Service Desk staff – answering customers’ questions and providing support during the set-up and activation process. Beginning October 10, Michigan Medicine began requiring all Michigan Medicine employees to use Duo two-factor authentication to access U-M resources that require Weblogin. This move was intended to provide an additional layer of protection… Read More »

U-M Information Security policy: Revised and approved

The revised University of Michigan Information Security policy (SPG 601.27) recently was approved, along with a number of new information technology standards. The policy and accompanying standards represent the most comprehensive revision of the institution’s information security program since its inception over a decade ago. SPG 601.27 and the standards are based on a cybersecurity risk management framework that… Read More »

Keep your personal software up-to-date

We all should be in the habit of keeping our software up-to-date. This is necessary because vendors and others regularly identify security vulnerabilities in software and apps, and then release updates and patches to fix them. Additionally, keeping your software current enables you to take advantage of other improvements, such as better performance or new functionality. Personal computers… Read More »