Why is information security important?
Email addresses, phone numbers, and other public information, including your major or department, are all available on university websites.
This makes you a prime candidate for targeted attacks.
Good information security habits aren't just for geeks — they help safeguard your personal information, protect your devices, and prevent theft.
Learn ways to strengthen your online safety and security in our Canvas training course (login required). Topics include creating stronger passwords, avoiding scams, posting to social media with more caution, and installing antivirus software and system updates.
Report suspicious activity
If you cannot tell whether an email is legitimate, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call your respective help desk:
Campus Help Desk: 801-581-4000, option 1
University of Utah Health Service Desk: 801-587-6000