security  Security and Safe Computing

Read information on IT security including the ability to report a security incident and how to protect yourself.


Compromised Account - What's a compromised account? 

A hacked or compromised account is unauthorized use of an account by someone other than the account owner. Remember, ITS will never ask for your password via email or phone.


Digital Certificates 

An SSL certificate is a signed electronic guarantee that verifies the authenticity of a particular server. It is used for providing web pages through an encrypted connection.  This service includes processing, ordering, renewal monitoring and notification.


iAM (Account self Service) 

The iAM web service provides users the ability to self-service several account functions such as password reset, email routing and vanity email address selection.


iAM (Duo Account Security) 

Duo Account Security or two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.


Password - How to change your UofM password

Your password, in association with your Universal User ID (UUID), gives you access to all of the University's computing resources and online services. This account password should be unique from every other password you use. The University requires all UUID passwords to be changed every 6 months.


Report a Technology Incident or Report Internet/Security Abuse 

Please report technology related security incidents to ITS for further investigation. 


Security Awareness Training

Security Awareness Training provides important information to clients to educate them about potential security issues and also helps to provide an awareness of University security policies.


Single Sign-On (SSO) 

Shibboleth Identity Provider is centrally maintained to provide both SAML and CAS compliant authentication services that limit reuse and exposure to user credentials by multiple services.


VPN - Virtual Private Network

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) must be used to securely access university network resources, such as remote desktop, from the internet.