Who we are:
Information Security and Compliance is a unit within Information Services & Technology (IST) at the University of Manitoba. Our goal is to maintain and enhance the security and integrity of information, computing resources and technology at the U of M so you can be confident that your information is protected.
Familiarize yourself with important standards, policies and procedures on the use of our IT resources, technology and data.
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Keep In Touch With Us
Reporting potential threats and receiving a timely response is vital to maintaining a safe university IT environment for everyone. We are always available to answer your questions and concerns. We will also regularly communicate important, and sometimes critical, information to you about information security.
NOTE: In certain circumstances, due to the sensitive nature of an incident, you may be concerned about reporting to the IST Service Desk. In such cases you may contact the IST Security Team team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
► How do I protect my data? ► How do I protect my data?
- Backup your data regularly
- Store your data on your network drive
- Keep your device operating system (OS) up to date
- Contact IST Help and Solution Centre for recommendations or assistance with selecting and implementing an encryption tool.
► What is spam?► What is spam?
Spam is unsolicited junk email normally with some kind of sales or advertising content.
► What is phishing?► What is phishing?
Phishing is electronic identity theft and could lead to financial theft
► What is the University doing about phishing and spam?► What is the University doing about phishing and spam?
We employ an email security solution called Ironport but no spam or email filter is perfect so we advise that everyone should be aware of best practices and remain vigilant when opening email from unfamiliar sources and clicking suspect links