October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Governor Abbott has declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the state of Texas.  The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is hosting three speaker sessions that focus on information security.  These sessions are open to ALL employees at state agencies and institutions of higher education.  In addition, the session on October 19 is open to the general public as well.  The sessions are listed below (with registration links).  Additional details on the sessions can be found in the by clicking on the titles below.

Beware of Fake IRS Tax Bill Notices

Last week, the IRS sent two notices/alerts about criminals sending out fake IRS tax bills related to the Affordable Care Act to defraud taxpayers. Below is an excerpt:

This scam may arrive by email, as an attachment, or by mail. It has many signs of being a fake:

Upcoming CPR/AED and First Aid Classes

Please see below for upcoming CPR/AED and First Aid Classes:

Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016  8am-1pm

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016  8am-1pm

Adult CPR/AED

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016  1:30pm-4:30pm

First Aid

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016  1:30pm-4:30pm

To sign up go to https://apps.utsystem.edu/ORMTraining/TrainList.aspx

OneUTSystem - Construction Update 9/14

Construction continues at a brisk pace on the new UT System Building! 

View looking north from the 16th floor.

Curtainwall construction has started on the roof level and there is work on every floor.  Paint primer has started!  Wall tile has started!

OneUTSystem - Construction Update 9/6

Progress on our new building continues at a steady pace. Here is a picture from Colorado & 7th Street.Exterior view of the new UT System building from 7th Street looking west.

Email Dos and Don'ts

Email is still one of the primary ways we communicate, both in our personal and professional lives. However, we can quite often be our own worst enemy when using email.

OneUTSystem - Construction Update 8/18

The construction site is busy as a beehive!  The curtainwall installation has made its way to the 18th floor.  There is significant construction activity on every floor including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing rough-in (pipes, conduit, fittings), metal stud installation, sheetrock, tap and float, and the instllation of the elevators has started.  There will be internet and telecom presence by the end of the year!...

Action Requested: Update Your Employee Emergency Contact Information!

Before you know it, September will be here and the new fiscal year will have started.  The beginning of a new fiscal year is always a good time to review your contact information to ensure it is up to date with your latest information for purposes of emergency notifications such as inclement weather office closures and emergency situations. 

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a special type of malware that is actively spreading across the Internet today, threatening to destroy user’s documents and other files. Malware is software – a computer program – used to perform malicious actions. While ransomware is just one of many different types of malware, it has become very common because it is so profitable for criminals. Once ransomware infects your computer, it encrypts certain files or your entire hard drive.

NOTICE: TRS Phone Scam

TRS would appreciate help in sharing the following information with employees: