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 UTIA 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, 05/09/2024

This news brief includes information about two current threats, reporting cybercrime, the Acceptable Use Plan, and Duo push alerts. It also includes a question about surveys for Ask Your CISO.

a hacker coming out of laptop screen after stealing your data

Reporting Phishing Attempts & Other Email Scams

If you think an email you have received is a phishing attempt or other scam, please forward the message to OIT Abuse (abuse@utk.edu). ***Remember that you must send the email…

Drawing of a man in a suit pointing at the word "access"

This Week’s Cybersecurity News, 03/06/2024

This news brief reminds you not to click on Duo alerts that you did not initiate. It also reminds you why you need to include Internet headers when reporting email scams.