ITS News

Cybersecurity Month: Ransomware Attacks Becoming Massive Threats

October 15, 2019

University of Kentucky Information Technology Services (ITS) offers information to the UK community during National Cybersecurity Month. This week the topic is ransomware. Ransomware attacks have been a growing concern since 2016, as the criminal practice continues to make a resurgence.

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Cybersecurity Month - Copyright Do's and Don'ts

October 11, 2019

University of Kentucky Information Technology Services offers information to the UK community on copyright law. Copyright provides legal protection to works of authorship in any medium, from textbooks, to music, to movies. If a work is protected by copyright, you cannot use the work in certain ways — specifically you cannot make copies of the copyright material — without the permission of the c

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UK Receives Grant to Help in the Development of Kentucky’s Research Computing CI

October 09, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Kentucky nearly $1.4 million over three years to aid in the development of Kentucky’s research computing cyberinfrastructure (CI).

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ITS Phishing Notification | UK Alert

October 09, 2019

Information Technology Services (ITS) has been made aware of an email scam with subject “UK Alert” where the sender asks you to click a link to update your account information. Scams like these attempt to convince the recipient to click the malicious link. The phishing email appears to come from a compromised UK email account.

 

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Mark Buede
UK ITS' Mark Buede Presented Life Saving Award

October 08, 2019

Honorable deeds deserve great recognition. Mark Buede, a University of Kentucky Information Technology Services (ITS) systems operator, has been presented a Life Saving Award by the Kentucky Emergency Numbering Association and the Kentucky Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (KENA/APCO).

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UK ITS Launches #SecureBlue Campaign for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 08, 2019

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and University of Kentucky's Information Technology Services (ITS) is launching the #SecureBlue campaign to enhance awareness and encourage vigilance of data protection for the UK community. This month will include the release of weekly articles highlighting issues in cybersecurity, daily tips on social media, and cybersecurity education at various locat

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DMCA at UK
Copyright Compliance for Students

October 07, 2019

Copyright provides legal protection to works of authorship in any medium, from textbooks, to music, to movies.
If a work is protected by copyright, you cannot use it in certain ways without the permission of the copyright owner.
Specifically, copyright often provides that you cannot make copies of those works without the permission of the copyright owner.

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ITS Notification | Important Doc & UK Update

September 23, 2019

Information Technology Services (ITS) has been made aware of  two email scams. One asks you to view an important document using a school portal and the other asks the recipient to update their email address by clicking a link.  Scams like these attempt to convince the recipient to click the malicious link. The phishing email appears to come from a compromised UK email account.

 

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ITS Notification | Important Doc Phishing Alert

September 16, 2019

Information Technology Services (ITS) has been made aware of an email scam where the sender asks you to view an important document using a school portal. This scam attempts to convince the recipient to click the malicious link. The phishing email appears to come from a compromised UK email account. Example:

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Robert Holder & Chase Bronaugh
UK ITS Employees Assisted in Effort to Save Man's Life

September 10, 2019

When a regular day on the job turns into a heroic event, it can be quite jarring. Two University of Kentucky Information Technology Services (ITS) employees know exactly how it feels. Robert Holder and Chase Bronaugh from the Outside Plant crew (OSP) of the Division of Networking & Infrastructure experienced a halt in their work day as it turned into a joint effort to save a man’s life.

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