ITS News

ITS Notification: DLP & Email Encryption

December 10, 2018

Information Technology Services (ITS) and HealthCare IT will be enabling Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365 on Monday, January 7.  DLP is a feature that will auto-encrypt certain email messages based on the information contained within the message.  If a message is sent to a recipient outside of the University of Kentucky email system and contains what is recognized as confidential data,

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Phishing Alert: “Info: Job Opening Available”

December 10, 2018

Several UK employees have received false emails notifying the customer of a job opening. The email includes a link, and if clicked, it may request Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or download malware to your machine. Malware includes viruses with malicious intent.


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December Planned Outages: InfoBlox System & Campus Wireless Network

December 03, 2018

Infoblox System:

Beginning 10am on Thursday, December 27 through 6am on Sunday, December 30, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be conducting technical maintenance on the inetowrk that will require systems to have limited functionality. 


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Important Notice | Dell Premier Customer Account Information

November 29, 2018

This morning, the University of Kentucky became aware that some Dell Premier accounts may have been compromised (e.g., username, password, and password reset questions, personal data, etc.). Dell has locked customer accounts, as a safety precaution, and those affected will be required to reset their log-in credentials in order to obtain access to Dell Premier.

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Reporting Suspicious Messages Via Report Message Instead of Using

November 20, 2018

It is now easier than ever to report suspicious email you may receive to your Inbox.  If you are using Microsoft Outlook, you have the capability to use the Report Message button, available in both the Outlook client and on the web.

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Media Depot Exhibits Virtual Reality at Curiosity Matters Event

November 07, 2018

The Media Depot participated in the Curiosity Matters event on Tuesday, November 6, with an interactive virtual reality exhibit.  The exhibit allowed participants to step into another dimension to interact with a virtual setting and objects.  A video of the exhibit is available at

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Increase in Whalephishing & Phishing Extortion Attacks

November 05, 2018

Recently, Information Technology Services (ITS) has been made aware of an increase in cybersecurity threats, known as Whalephishing and Phishing Extortion. 

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Oldest Trick in the Scam Book

October 29, 2018

Phishing, known to hackers as the “oldest trick in the book,” is defined as the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. The information is then often used for malicious reasons.You may think that it’ll never happen to you because you never click on unknown links

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Passphrase, the Improved Password

October 19, 2018

How do you access your student account, social media or bank account? With passwords. 

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New MATLAB License Model

October 11, 2018

The University has changed from a multiple MATLAB license model to a new Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license.  This new TAH license will benefit all UK MATLAB users.  Advantages of this new license model are:


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