Year of Email

2018: A YEAR OF EMAIL

Significant steps to enhance and improve campus email are coming this year in what we are calling our Year of Email.

WHAT IS CHANGING WITH EMAIL?

Security enhancements--paired with vigilant email practices--will reduce breaches of university networks and systems that lead to loss or theft of your personal information, university data, and research, as well as affect the reputation of the university.  Coming improvements will enhance and improve upon existing security strategies and:

  • Add additional security checks to incoming and outgoing email messages
  • Implement security consistent with industry standards around the world and those of like institutions
  • Allow the university to use tools developed by industry email providers to better secure data
  • Enable sending and receiving email relays to identify real and false campus email addresses

WHY FOCUS ON EMAIL?

Email is a great way to communicate, yet it is vulnerable to attackers who attempt to acquire personal and university information through malware, phishing and other means. Each month roughly 1,000 university email accounts are compromised.
 

WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MY EMAIL?

Inspect what comes in and protect what goes out to better secure valuable information such as data, research, or grades.
Learn more about email and how to protect it by clicking on the links below. You can also visit 
https://gizmodo.com/hackers-steal-millions-by-ditching-malware-to-sidestep-1823187933

    HOW AND WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION?

    • Expect more information from Technology Services starting in March. Check this web page for updates.
    • Faculty and staff should expect communication from your unit IT Professionals as changes that affect you directly get implemented.