Tech Corner: New Security Services

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently released two new security packages to help prevent and protect the university from phishing, malware, connections to malicious sites and spam.  

Email Security 

OIT deployed new email security Friday, May 29. The new email security provides features to quarantine potential spam emails, notify you of them and allows you to release the email or emails to your inbox as you determine their validity. This new email security is designed to shield you, and ultimately data, from a wide range of cyber threats such as unwanted spam, socially engineered phishing and email compromise, ransomware and other malware. This new email security will protect students, faculty and staff.  For more information and to see an example of the quarantine notification email tool please visit our “Managing Emails in Quarantine” knowledge base article

Internet Browsing Security 

During maintenance Sunday, May 31, OIT deployed cloud-based software to help protect university devices that are both on campus and remote. The security software is only installed on UCO-owned devices. Your UCO-owned device has been updated, provided that you have connected to the UCO Network (connect to VPN or arrived back on campus). This new layer of security helps prevent phishing, malware, and connections to malicious sites. When you receive a message indicating a website is blocked, you can “report the issue” if you feel it is in error. The reporting form is available on the page indicating the website has been blocked. 

For more information, please contact the UCO Service Desk at 405-974-2255 or by email to support@uco.edu.