The University of Arizona

InfoSec Monthly Update June 2010

*Sec-U-R-IT-y Tip*

Identity Theft

Identity theft is a crime in which your personal information such as your name, social security number, date of birth, and address is stolen and may be used by someone to assume your identity, often for the purpose of financial gain. To read more about identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself, click here.


Malvertisements: 1.3 Million Malicious Ads Viewed Daily

New research indicates that 1.3 million malicious ads are viewed per day, with 59 percent of them representing drive-by downloads, followed by 41 percent of fake security software, also known as scareware. Click here for the full article.

Facebook Beefs Up Privacy with Three Big Changes

Facing a fierce public backlash over privacy issues, Facebook worked to reverse its tarnished image Wednesday, offering three big changes to how users can manage their privacy. To read more, click here.

*Securing UA*

Starting June 2010: Mandatory All-Employee Security Awareness

This month, we will be releasing mandatory annual security awareness training for all employees who access university information and/or use computers as part of their job duties. The training will be user-friendly and offer helpful information that will educate you on how to stay safe online at work, as well as at home. For a "sneak peek", click here.

*ISO Special Announcement*

Welcome to the UA's New Information Security Officer

Cathy Bates is the UA's new Information Security Officer. Cathy has been at the UA for nearly four years, most recently as the Senior Director of Enterprise Applications for UITS. Cathy brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for information security to our office, with 2 years of experience in leading technology units in higher education. She has been recognized for her ability to create service operations that support and enhance institutional strategic initiatives. She looks forward to working with the campus community to continue advances in our security posture.