Security Awareness Newsletters

As a part of the Institute’s Security Awareness, Training, and Education program, monthly e-newsletters with tips and advice dealing with IT security issues are sent to all UTIA employees. Each month the CISO will use the e-newsletter to feature current threats, e.g., spear phishing, as well as reminders, like not sharing passwords, updates to policies or procedures, and general IT security information. These e-newsletters help keep us all aware of security matters while also educating us on what to look for and how to report problems.​​​ This page contains the last 12 e-newsletters, as well as the topics covered in each. Newsletters beyond the past 12 months are found in the Knowledge Base under the Security Awareness category.

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This Week’s Cybersecurity News, 09/13/2023

This news brief tells about a malware issue, answers a user’s question, tells you about some updates you need to be sure you have, and reminds you about the changes in the security awareness training.

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This Week’s Cybersecurity News, 08/23/2023

This week’s news brief discusses two current threats, as well as warns of cyber threats targeting students and those donating to world disasters.

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This Week’s Cybersecurity News, 07/19/2023

This news brief discusses a current non-threat email from UT System. It also discusses several current threats and answers a user’s question about blocking certain phone calls.

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This Week’s Cybersecurity News, 06/21/2023

This news brief tells you how to have items going to Surplus removed from the network database. It also tells about a new law in Tennessee that aims to help deter unwanted text messages.