Security

Extension of the External Email Security Warning Tag – Security Enhancement December 16, 2020, 19:00-20:00 PT

UBC IT will be extending the External Email Security Warning Tag to all email servers protected by the Cisco Email Security Appliance, including departmental email servers, on December 16, 2020, 19:00-20:00 PT. This will apply to all Staff and Faculty UBC email accounts. The addition of this security enhancement will help users determine if messages […]

Extension of the External Email Security Warning Tag – Security Enhancement October 26, 2020, 09:00-10:00 PT

UBC IT will be extending the External Email Security Warning Tag to extend the External Email Security Warning Tag to Computer Science email servers, on October 26, 2020, 09:00-10:00 PT. The addition of this security enhancement will help users determine if messages are internal or external to UBC.

Fraudulent Email Campaign – ‘Send me your available cell number’ October 21, 2020, 10:47 PT

  This week we’ve seen fraudulent emails with the subject “Send me your available cell number” targeting UBC email recipients.  The email impersonates a UBC employee usually a dean or director.  Do not respond to these fraudulent emails.  The sender is trying to move the communication channel from email to SMS so UBC can’t put in […]

Henry Angus Hub Electrical power maintenance October 9, 2020, 07:00-16:00 PT

UBCIT-CI will be migrating hardware in the Henry Angus Hub to the newly installed and tested 80kW UPS systems. Rob Knight (UBCIT Facilities Engineer) will be onsite for the duration of the change to supervise APC contractor (Dan-U-Tech) and UBC Electricians. No service impact is expected.

UBC Vancouver Load Balancer Maintenance October 7, 2020, 21:00-22:00 PT

UBC IT will be performing maintenance on the Vancouver load balancing systems on October 7, 2020, 21:00-22:00 PT. No service interruptions are expected.

Fraudulent Email Alert: Re:Admin, Staff Self-service 2020 – Oct 1, 2020

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials at the fraudulent  login page, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account. If you clicked on the […]

Addition of External Email Banner – Security Enhancement September 28, 2020, 07:00 PT

UBC IT will be implementing a banner for all emails which originate outside of the UBC network which will apply to all Staff and Faculty UBC email accounts. The addition of this security enhancement will help users determine if messages are internal or external to UBC.

UBC Vancouver Load Balancer Maintenance September 3, 2020, 21:00-23:00 PT

UBC IT will be performing maintenance on the load balancing systems on September 3, 2020 from 21:00-23:00 PT. No service interruptions are expected.

Fraudulent Email Alert: Spoofed Messages – August 18th, 2020

Spoofed Messages – Deputy.ViceChancellor@ubc.ca Earlier today, UBC Cybersecurity received reports of a message appearing to come from deputy.vicechancellor@ubc.ca These messages contained a Word document attachment, named “University of British Columbia.docx” that attempted to redirect people to a fake Office 365 login page. These messages were not sent from the deputy.vicechancellor@ubc.ca email address but from a […]

Red Hat Satellite 5 End of Life Shutdown July 28, 2020, 09:00-09:15 PT

Red Hat Satellite 5 has reached its product end-of-life. At 9:00am on July 28, 2020 PT, we will be shutting down the legacy Satellite 5 service. Any client systems still registered will no longer be able to download software or apply patches from Satellite 5 after this date. If you require assistance migrating your remaining […]