Information Security at the University of Hawai‘i

September's Cyber Security Phrase: Will Your Password Be Unbroken?

Magnifying Glass Icon Strong passwords are the foundation for secure UH accounts!

Here are some password quick tips:
Remember, dictionary or common words make a password weak.
Create a strong password by using a passphrase. The longer the better.
Make your passphrase complex by adding numbers, symbols and capitalization.
Consider using a password safe or manager such as KeePass or LastPass
Check to make sure you're on the correct website before entering your password or passphrase

For more tips on creating a strong password, visit this AskUs article:

Personal Information Surveys and Server Registration Notification

If you are an ACTIVE user in the Personal Information Survey and Server Registration database, you should have received an email regarding updating your information survey or server registration. This is a legitamate email from the Information Security Team.

Personal Information Survey

Please Review and Update your Personal Information Surveys.

Visit the Personal Information Survey site here:

Server Registration

Please register any of your servers that are operating on the UH network
Scan your servers for Vulnerabilities using OpenVAS
Scan your servers for PII using Identity Finder (or Find_Ssn for linux)

Access Server Registration here:

Please complete your Personal Information Survey and Server Registration by September 16, 2016

UPDATE: If you're receiving this error when using Find_SSN: "Error - Cannot load SSA areas to groups information. Are you connected to the Internet?"
Replace the URL in line 89 to

US-CERT Vulnerability Alerts

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) provides the latest updates about current threats and vulnerabilities. You can subscribe to their feed to get the latest updates about ongoing vulnerabilities and other cyber threats.

Visit to learn more.

Don't Fall for Phishing:
Stop. Examine. Ask. Report.
S.E.A.R. the Phish

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SEAR the Phish

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