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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April 2022 IT Security Newsletter

Topics covered in this newsletter cover security tips for passwords, current threats, and current nation-state cyber threats.

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March 2022 IT Security Newsletter

Topic covered in this newsletter include Security Tips like blocking senders, current phishing scams, and CISA.

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February 2022 IT Security Newsletter

Topics covered in this newsletter include Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats, Incident Response, and Browser Popup Information.

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January 2022 IT Security Newsletter

Topics covered in this newsletter include Data Privacy Day, being extra vigilant, and lunch and learn opportunities.

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November 2021 IT Security Newsletter

Topics covered in this newsletter include a review of the AUP, a reminder of the 2021 UTIA Security Awareness Training, and tips for staying safe while shopping online.

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October 2021 IT Security Newsletter

Topics covered in this newsletter include information about new spear phishing attacks, the principle of least privilege, and this year’s UTIA Security Awareness Training.

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Cybersecurity First

Topics in this newsletter include making security a priority and what the Institute is doing.

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Fight the Phish

Topics covered in this newsletter include information about the importance of being wary of emails, links, and attachments.

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Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart

Topics covered in this newsletter include the basic best security practices for keeping data safe when online.

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Ransomware Help; Policy Updates

Topics covered in this newsletter include information about ransomware, as well as policy updates to UTIA IT0121 and UTIA IT0123.