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IAM's Vaibhav Narula wins staff excellence award

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Noted for his tireless efforts to make the university more secure and support an expansion in remote work and online learning, Narula recently received an Academics and Student Affairs District Staff Excellence Award. He is now a nominee for one of eight Presidential Staff Excellence awards.

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To be cybersecure, we must all do our part

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Now more than ever, the internet consumes a huge part of our lives — at work, school, and home. Constantly being connected means, by default, increased risks to your privacy and security every single day. This is especially true in a university setting. That's why it’s increasingly important to learn and implement information security best practices.

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Navigating FERPA and instructional technology

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Although the U has offered instructional technology for a while, an increase in remote learning brought to the forefront concerns about using multiple platforms that may or may not be supported by the university. Governance, Risk & Compliance Associate Director Trevor Long and University Registrar Tim Ebner explain how to navigate the regulations.

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Adobe Flash Player support ends on 12/31. Get ready now.

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After December 31, 2020, Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player — just short of its 20th birthday. While many major browsers will automatically disable Flash Player before then, users still may need to uninstall the software on their operating systems in order to prevent any security vulnerabilities.

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U of U rolling out 2FA for UMail, O365 for campus employees

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Starting September 15, 2020, the University of Utah will roll out the second phase of its security upgrades, which will require all campus faculty, staff, and affiliates to use two-factor authentication (2FA) for UMail and all Microsoft Office 365 applications, including Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.

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uNID password change required for main campus

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Due to a recent security incident, all University of Utah students, faculty, and staff who are not University of Utah Health employees or Epic users will be required to change their uNID passwords by Wednesday, August 5, 2020 — unless you changed your password after Sunday, July 19, 2020.

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Get help with the recent UMail, Office 365 security upgrades

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New and returning members of the U community who are unable to access UMail from your mobile device (smartphone, tablet), desktop computer, or laptop should refer to our online help articles for instructions.

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5 IT resources to help students through the hybrid fall semester

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From the new MobileU app to the UIT Knowledge Base, here are five digital resources/services that students (and instructors) may find beneficial as the University of Utah gears up for a hybrid fall semester of in-person and online courses.

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Security upgrades will impact UMail and Microsoft app users

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Starting in July 15, 2020, UIT will begin implementing Microsoft modern authentication and, in a phased approach, two-factor authentication (2FA) for UMail and university-licensed Microsoft applications. The U's IT professionals should be prepared to help users with the transition.

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COVID-19 crisis keeps ISO teams busy

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Amid the current pandemic, ISO teams are busier than ever, dealing with COVID-19 scams and related security risks, as well as the realities of remote work and instruction.

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Last Updated: 4/22/20