What's the difference between Spam and Phishing?
Spam is unsolicited email that often attempts to sell a product or service. Typically, spam is addressed to a vast number of people in hopes that by casting a wide enough net, the spammers will increase their chance of getting a response.
Phishing is a specific type of spam that attempts to trick you into giving away your personal information, whether it's your UVM credentials, your credit card information, or even your Social Security Number.
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If you've been provided a SecurID keyfob (often referred to as a 'SecurID token') so that you can authenticate to a UVM resource that requires multifactor authentication, you'll need to activate it by creating a PIN that you'll use in conjunction with the changing digits that show on the keyfob's screen. The easiest way to do this is by visiting https://sslvpn.uvm.edu/securid, which will redirect you to this site:
Enter your NetID in the first field (all lower case, please). In the second Read more [...]
Duo Security is a multi-factor authentication tool used by the university to protect sensitive information. Upon logging into a Duo-protected site, you will be required to perform an additional authentication via push notification, SMS text, or phone call to a registered device.
Enrolling in Duo
In order to use Duo, you must be registered with UVM's program here: https://account.uvm.edu/multifactor.
NOTE: If you’ve previously enrolled a device in Duo, you may receive a prompt asking Read more [...]
Notes on usage of the ETS File Transfer Service. Read more [...]
Proper management and disposal of surplus/old computers. Read more [...]
The College of Medicine Information Systems (COMIS) has their own PGP policy that complies with COMIS security requirements. The differences between the COMIS policy and the UVM policy are as follows:
The COM-branded background screen in BootGuard (The PGP login screen that appears when the computer is turned on specifies College Of Medicine)
The COMIS contact number on the login page
Drive decryption is not allowed for users in this policy group
Other than that, the software is the Read more [...]
MAC OS: Password changes on PGP encrypted computers
UVM Faculty and Staff using macs will not have those computers joined to the CAMPUS domain.
They should still use the netID and the netID account password when the PGP pop up for enrollment with the PGP server comes up. These directions assume that the client used their netid password to enroll that account with their macOS computer on the PGP server.
THERE MUST BE TWO ACCOUNTS ON THE COMPUTER TO MAKE THE CHANGE, BOTH ACCOUNTS MUST BE LISTED Read more [...]
How to connect to the (Active Directory Campus domain) shared drive using a Windows computer. Read more [...]
How to connect to your (Active Directory Campus domain) H drive using a Windows computer. Read more [...]
Things to note when uninstalling PGP:
TECHNICIANS DO NOT DO THIS IN THE CDC UNLESS AN ETS TECH 4 OR ETS STAFF MANAGER REQUESTS THAT THE PROCEDURE BE DONE. UVM security policies involved indicate that we would only remove PGP under very specific circumstances (for example, in order to install a newer version, or to install another disk encryption product).
The procedure below may not work. If the "Uninstall" button is grayed out, it can mean that you haven't decrypted your drive(s). Otherwise, instructions Read more [...]