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UITS Monitor: How to avoid spam and phishing

Monitor newsletter Oct 5, 2022

UITS news for October 5, 2022

Protect yourself from spam and phishing

During the first week of classes, IU blocked more than 7.1 million malicious emails. However, scammers work nonstop to beat filters so they can steal your stuff.

If you see a suspicious email in your IU account, report it by selecting the Report Message icon in Microsoft Outlook under the Home ribbon. Or you can forward it to

More on how to protect yourself against phishing

LinkedIn courses on cybersecurity

In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, learn how to make smart cybersecurity decisions. One way to become more cyber aware is to take a LinkedIn course, available to the IU community at no additional charge. LinkedIn offers the following courses on cybersecurity:

Cybersecurity Foundations Course

Cybersecurity Awareness

Cybersecurity Awareness:  Phishing Attacks

Activate your LinkedIn account and start learning today

Use the pronoun feature in Canvas

Adding pronouns to your profile helps create an inclusive environment, making it less uncomfortable for those wanting to share their pronouns with you.

To edit your pronoun, log in to Canvas, select Account, go to Settings, then scroll down to Edit Settings and select your preferred pronouns from the drop-down list.

Quick tip on using the pronoun feature in Canvas

Latest IU Mobile updates

The latest updates to IU Mobile include more info about campus dining and bus routes and improvements to Athletics info on phones and Apple Watch.

IU Mobile continues to add new features to enhance your student experience.

Find out more about IU Mobile features

Happening now: Grubhub Restaurant Week

Unlock exclusive discounts to off-campus restaurants this week during Grubhub Restaurant Week. Access offers on the Rewards tab in the Grubhub app through October 9.

To see the offers, open the Grubhub app, go to Account, then Campus Dining. Select your IU campus from the list and verify you are a student or employee.

How to use your CrimsonCard on Grubhub

How to store or share restricted or critical data at IU

Storing data correctly is the key to keeping it safe. Storage owners must use the Institutional Storage Request Form if storing or sharing restricted or critical data.

IU’s University Information Policy Office also reminds you that individually owned storage spaces such as Google at IU My Drive and Microsoft OneDrive at IU are never an appropriate place to share institutional data.

How to store or share restricted or critical data at IU

Register for bias workshop part two

Don’t miss Beyond Bias: Bystander Intervention and Gender Allyship at 2pm on October 12. Learn how to intervene when you see bias in your own life, reflect on your intervention experiences, and start building your own approach to intervention.

Register here for Beyond Bias workshop

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