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 IT Security

 Reporting to the Vice President CIO/CTO, the goal of the Information Security Office is to protect confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information technology resources and assets at The University of Toledo. Protection of these resources allows the university to reach designated educational, operational and research goals.  All University members share responsibility to help achieve the University mission. Some of the services our office provides are:

  • Security risk assessments/reviews
  • Vulnerability assessment and remediation consultation
  • Incident response
  • Security Awareness
  • SPAM identification

Awareness - Phishing attacks, clicking on links, installation of ransomware

October 30, 2020

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a warning advisory Wednesday night regarding ransomware activity targeting healthcare facilities. On Twitter, CISA said "there is an imminent and increased cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers."

Please visit www.utoledo.edu/it/security/phishing for more information on email phishing attempts.

security alerts
  • Memo From HR Phishing Emails - A number of people have received emails telling them that they have a message from the Human Resource Department and to click the link to view the message.  Do not click on the link and provide your personal information. 
  • Action Required Scam Emails - A number of people have received emails telling them that they are being notified that someone has logged into their email from another device.  The email asks that you confirm your account by clicking on the link.  Do not click on the link and provide your personal information. 
  • Part Time Job Offer Scam Emails - A number of people have received emails telling them about a fake insurance job they have available and to click on the link below to apply.  Unexpected job offers are often scams.  Do not click on the link and provide your personal information. 
  • Gift Card Scam Emails - We continue to be made aware that emails about gift cards continue to populate inboxes.  This is just a reminder to continue being alert to these scams and do not respond to it.  Visit our phishing page to see past phishing emails.
  • Nanny/Babysitting Scam - A recent attempt to offer a nanny or babysitting job.
Last Updated: 11/9/20