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UIT's Tyler Ford developing CompTIA Data Science+ exam

Tyler Ford

Tyler Ford, senior data architect for Data Management & Analytics, is among 12 subject matter experts selected to help develop the first Data Science+ exam for CompTIA, a top IT trade association that has issued more than 2.5 million certifications globally in the past 30 years.

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Cybersecurity program establishes unit-level tools and reporting

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Commissioned by the Office of the President and Board of Regents, a multiphased, campus-wide cybersecurity initiative is now underway. The program involves the implementation of new cybersecurity tools at a college/department/organization-level.

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Explainer: Change Management Rule (4-004E)

The Change Management process

The rule ensures that all relevant parties know about IT changes and that the U’s IT systems and resources work properly after any changes. It also makes it easier to prevent unsuccessful changes and implement similar changes in the future.

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IT security tip: How to safely dispose of electronic devices

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When you throw away, donate, or recycle an electronic device, you may inadvertently disclose sensitive information that could be exploited by cybercriminals, which is why it's important to secure them properly first.

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Duo Mobile ending support for Android 8/9 and iOS 13

The Duo logo

After February 9, users will be unable to download the latest version of the app on Android 8/9, iOS 13, and older operating systems, and Duo will no longer troubleshoot issues, push IT security updates, or provide maintenance fixes for those operating systems.

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ISO email will ask users to practice using Phish Alert button


On Monday, January 30, 2023, University of Utah students, faculty, and staff and University of Utah Health personnel will receive an email from the U’s Information Security Office about using the Phish Alert button to report suspicious messages.

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IT governance roundup

IT Governance

The Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) met on January 10, the Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) met on January 23, the Teaching and Learning Portfolio (TLP) will meet on January 26, and the Enterprise Web Advisory Committee (EWAC) will next assemble on February 9.

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Photos: 2022 UIT Holiday Luncheon

Peter Mo, manager of Data Management Platform Support Services, left, and Amir Masood, systems administrator for UIT's UMail & Collaboration team, at the UIT Holiday Luncheon on December 1

The UIT Holiday Luncheon returned to the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House on December 1 after a three-year hiatus. Approximately 145 UIT staff members attended.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22