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Insider Threat

Insider Threat is a human security risk that originates within an organization. According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, a third of all data breaches within organizations involve internal staff.

Keep Devices Up-To-Date

Keeping devices current for operating systems and software is a best practice to reduce the vulnerabilities to those devices.

Online Holiday Shopping Scams

There are many holiday scams related to shopping and online purchasing. Learn some tips on what you can do to spot the scams.


Passwords are the gateway to all your accounts and information. Creating strong, unique passwords goes a long way to protecting that data.


Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites (clicking on a link) to collect personal and financial information or infect your machine with malware and viruses.


Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim's files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment.

Separation of Business and Personal Email

Separating your business and personal email accounts is a best practice. Your organization shouldn't have access to your personal privacy. UTHSC's emails are subject to eDiscovery searches and disclosures.

Telephone Scams

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office delivered a warning on telephone scams and what to look for to avoid being a victim.

What You Need to Know About Robocalls

If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall.