Posted on 06 March 2014
Can you protect yourself from getting hooked? Phishing is the act of sending a fraudulent email claiming to represent a legitimate enterprise in an attempt to retrieve the recipient’s private information, including passwords, account details, and other personal information. Criminals are always on the hunt for new targets, and the University of Miami is no exception. Like many institutions, UM has had several reports of phishing emails targeting faculty, students, and staff. The University of Miami Information Technology department (UMIT) is working hard to provide solutions to defend and block these threats from reaching your mailbox, but we must all remain highly vigilant against these targeted emails.
While phishing emails can resemble spam, the quality of these emails is remarkable and can:
- appear to be from a UM email address
- reference current events such as the email migration and other system implementations
- appear professional in format, similar to University correspondence
Please note: The University of Miami will never request your CaneID and password credentials via email. If you are unsure about an email, do not click on any of the links within the message.
To learn more, and for tips on how to protect yourself from phishing, please read the BEWARE of Phishing Email Scams! article on the UMIT website, or contact UMIT Security at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you suspect you may be a victim of phishing, please contact the UMIT Service Desk immediately: Coral Gables/RSMAS campuses: 305-284-6565 or email@example.com; Miller School of Medicine campus: 305-243-5999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 01 November 2013
Pictured from left to right are: UM mascot Sebastian the Ibis; Steve Cawley, vice president and chief information officer for UM Information Technology; Anthony Bonaventure, senior development officer for United Way of Miami-Dade; Nerissa Morris, UM vice president for Human Resoures and TeamUM United Way Campaign Chair; David Lubarsky, Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology; and Miami Heat mascot Burnie.
The University of Miami has been a proud supporter of the United Way of Miami-Dade for almost 40 years. Last year’s TeamUM United Way campaign raised more than $1 million, with two departments—Information Technology and Anesthesiology—being the highest-performing units during the annual fundraising drive, raising more than $57,900 and $55,900, respectively.
The two departments were recognized at halftime of the Miami Heat’s final preseason game on October 25 at American Airlines Arena. Accepting the honors for their respective units were Steve Cawley, vice president and chief information officer for UM Information Technology, and David Lubarsky, Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology.
The evening featured pregame activities for UM faculty and staff, who were awarded tickets to the game for making United Way pledges.