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Digital security tip: Beware of tax scams

Digital security tip: You can’t avoid tax scams, but you can defend against them

Tax season is here again and so are tax scams. Criminals use tax season as an opportunity to phish us in emails, to socially engineer us in other mediums, and to steal our identities in a variety of ways.

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AnyConnect VPN will be retired on May 12

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Cisco AnyConnect virtual private network (VPN) infrastructure will be retired on May 12, 2022. University of Utah and University of Utah Health VPN users must install and start to use the Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN client before this date.

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IT governance roundup

IT Governance

The Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) met on March 8, the Enterprise Web Advisory Council (EWAC) met on March 14, the Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) met on March 28, and the Teaching and Learning Portfolio (TLP) met on March 29.

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UIT Leadership Spotlight: Dave Packham, manager, UMail & Collaboration

Dave Packham, manager, UMail & Collaboration

The California native, whose wife describes him as a “nerd with social skills,” was one of the university’s first IT security employees and a Unix hardware tech. As a manager, Packham sees leadership in terms of “success and opportunity” rather than simply “success and failure.”

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Reminder: U policy requires employees to use official email systems

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Policy 4-010 requires all U of U and University of Utah Health employees, including student employees, and university trustees to use only official enterprise email systems to conduct institutional business by email.

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IT governance roundup

IT governance

The Enterprise Web Advisory Council met on February 10. The Strategic Information Technology Committee will next meet on March 8, the Architecture and New Technology Committee will meet on March 28, and the Teaching and Learning Portfolio will reconvene at a date to be determined.

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Angelica Chacon taps into her creative side for home and floral design

Angelica Chacon

Angelica Chacon, administrative assistant for Communications Infrastructure, is always on the go — whether she's spending time with her family, breeding dogs, or pursuing her passions in floral design, thrift shopping, interior design, and home renovation.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22