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Slideshow: 2021 UIT year in review

Happy holidays from UIT!

As this year draws to a close, we take a moment to reflect on some of UIT's most notable achievements, events, and employee features and news.

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Security alert tops list of most-viewed articles

An unknown call is received by a mobile phone user.

In 2021, UIT published 111 articles in its Node 4 newsletter, dozens of which were cross-posted in @theU, Researcher’s Corner, Campus Connect, and Pulse. A security advisory about “smishing” garnered the most attention.

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Digital security tip: Secure your home network

The ISO recommends that users improve their home network security.

This holiday season, the Information Security Office recommends that members of the university community take a few minutes to improve the security of their home networks — especially if someone in their household receives a new tech device as a gift.

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CHPC returns to smaller, hybrid SC21 Conference

CHPC hosted a booth at SC21.

Even with lower turnout and fewer research computing sites attending in-person, UIT Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) staff had many valuable discussions with fellow SC21 attendees about shared practices, experiences, and issues.

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IT governance roundup

Governance

The Teaching and Learning Portfolio (TLP) met on November 30. The Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) will next meet on January 11. The Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) will reconvene on January 24, and the Enterprise Web Advisory Council (EWAC) will meet again on February 10.

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Campus vignette: UIT Holiday Luncheon rewind

Scene from the 2015 UIT Holiday Luncheon and Prize Drawing.

Before putting a bow on 2021, we revisit UIT Holiday Luncheons and Prize Drawings of years past. The gallery includes photos from 2015 to 2019 at the Post Theater, Rice-Eccles Stadium, and Alumni House.

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Digital assistants and other cloud-based benefits

Microsoft Viva

If you could patent a one-size-fits-all tool guaranteed to make every employee and student happier and more productive, you would, right? So would Microsoft, Box, and other cloud service companies, which is why they regularly offer cloud-based products with these goals in mind.

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The U is implementing privileged access management. Here's why.

The BeyondTrust logo

The university and its resources are under attack every day. However, by implementing stronger controls on privilege, and on all accounts for those resources, we can make the attackers work much harder to move around laterally and vertically.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21