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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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Security Champs to promote best practices

Security Champs enlisted to promote information security best practices

ISO kicked off its Security Champs Program with an information security training and luncheon. Volunteers are helping to evangelize best practices in their departments, colleges, offices, research groups, and centers.

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Data Privacy Day guest column: Be a champion of your own privacy

Data Privacy Day guest column: Be a champion of your own privacy

When we share information on social media or shop online, we expect that our correspondence, posts, and even our shopping habits and purchases will remain confidential. That, however, may not always be the case. That's why it's important to be active participants in discussions and efforts regarding data privacy.

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Action required: Windows 7 support ends on January 14, 2020

Action required: Windows 7 support ends on January 14, 2020

Don't panic, but do make a plan — that’s the message that Windows 7 users should heed before January 14, 2020, when Microsoft formally ends "extended support" — free patches for security issues and bugs — and leave unsupported PCs exposed to exploits.

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CISO Roach presents on academic freedom, data security at SAINTCON

CISO Roach presents on academic freedom, data security at SAINTCON

At the SAINTCON cybersecurity conference this year, Chief Information Security Officer Corey Roach spoke during the leadership track, where he addressed the oft-tense dynamic between academic freedom and data security.

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Jake Johansen named associate director for ISO Enterprise Security

Jake Johansen named associate director for ISO Enterprise Security

As associate director for enterprise security, Johansen will serve as the intermediary between the CISO’s strategic and process-based policies, and the technology-focused activities of IT analysts, engineers and system administrators across campus and University of Utah Health.

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Last Updated: 4/22/20