With the potential for increased cyberattacks during ongoing Russian attacks on Ukraine, UAB IT encourages faculty, staff, researchers and students to ensure their devices are up to date and to be vigilant against phishing attacks.

While there are no specific threats to the U.S., federal officials have warned of the impact of potential attacks.

Keep these tips in mind:

  • Be aware of signs of a phish, and report suspicious emails to UAB IT using the PhishNotify button or by forwarding the email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Keep a clean machine. Ensure your systems, software and applications are up to date with the latest security patches.
  • Back up important data, and follow UAB guidelines for storing data appropriately.

Visit the UAB IT security awareness page for more tips and videos.