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Action required: Register U phone numbers that send mass texts ASAP

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Entities, including universities, that use mass messaging platforms to send texts from local phone numbers must file with the Campaign Registry before October 1 or risk having their phone number blocked or text messages otherwise throttled.

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IT security education efforts strengthen the U

IT security training, like Cybersecurity Awareness Month, is available

University Rule 4-004O: Security Awareness and Training mandates information security education to help users recognize IT security concerns and respond accordingly, and understand their information system security roles and responsibilities.

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VPN users must use GlobalProtect by the end of 2021

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By next year, all VPN users are expected to switch to GlobalProtect, which will become the central VPN service for all University of Utah and University of Utah Health staff, faculty, students, and affiliates.

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UGuest wireless network to require access code

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An SMS (text message)-capable phone and access code will soon be required to connect to UGuest, which provides visitors to the University of Utah and University of Utah Health with basic, unencrypted wireless internet access.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22