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President Randall approves revised information security policy

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The changes comply with the recently updated USHE Board Policy R345: Information Technology Resource Security and strengthen the university’s information security policy to address the present and increasing risks of cybersecurity incidents.

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Shields up! Protect yourself online with these simple steps.

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October, designated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, is a good time to review the basics of cybersecurity — easy and common-sense ways to protect your data and devices from threat actors and cybercriminals.

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Explainer: Backup and Recovery Rule (4-004K)

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The Backup and Recovery Rule outlines the requirements for backup and recovery of the U’s information systems and data in the event of a natural disaster, system failure, ransomware, or similar disruption.

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Explainer: Log Management and Monitoring Rule (4-004J)

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The rule outlines the configuration, review, and IT security requirements for the log management and monitoring of the U’s information systems to help detect unauthorized activity, assist in IT security incident investigations, and protect the university’s data and information systems.

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Utah's a pioneer in data privacy protections

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Once you know some of the basics about Utah's data privacy laws, like the Utah Consumer Privacy Act, you can create a plan and make informed decisions to protect your personal information.

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U alumni required to use Duo 2FA starting 6/27/23

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UIT will gradually activate Duo 2FA for alumni access to UMail from any email application — e.g., Microsoft Outlook (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS) and Apple Mail — and Campus Information Services (CIS).

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Weekly office hours support U Cybersecurity Program efforts

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Every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., a cross-functional team of subject matter experts meets online to field questions around the University of Utah Cybersecurity Program, which includes the unit-level implementation of a suite of cybersecurity tools.

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Explainer: Network Security Rule (4-004I)

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When correctly implemented, the technical requirements for network security outlined by Rule 4-004I can prevent an interruption of network service or a compromise of the university’s IT security.

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IT security tip: Think before you click

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Take a couple of extra seconds to evaluate every email — especially those with a link or an attachment — for red flags, including unfamiliar greetings and requests for sensitive information.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22