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Microsoft Entra Multifactor Authentication (MFA) replacing Duo MFA on January 29, 2024

December 1, 2023 — 
As part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest level of security for our students, faculty, and staff, the university will transition from Duo Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to Entra MFA on January 29, 2024, for staff and faculty, and on February 26, 2024, for all students.

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Feel confident using your electronic classroom this winter

November 21, 2023 — 
IST hosting demonstrations on installed classroom and portable audiovisual equipment.

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New Introduction to Records and Information Management course available

November 10, 2023 — 
Records management and information security are related. At the university, we manage records and information so we can find, use, share and protect them. Is your filing strategy a precarious pile on the corner of your desk? Is your filing cabinet so crammed that opening it is like a workout? Does finding a file on your shared drive involve such a detailed investigation into who last saved what that you feel like Sherlock Holmes when you find the final FINAL draft?

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New Microsoft Teams for Education is coming

November 6, 2023 — 
In October, Microsoft announced that the Teams for Education app is being re-designed on a foundation of speed, performance, and flexibility and has now launched as Microsoft Teams for Education. Beginning November 2, a small circle with EA (Early Access) may appear by your profile picture in Teams, and a "Try the new Teams" toggle appears in the top left corner of Teams. Activating the toggle will install the new Teams on your device, allowing you to experiment.

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Avoid missing important messages!

October 30, 2023 — 
Your Microsoft Outlook email account has a Junk Email folder that filters out spam and phishing messages. This feature can help you keep your inbox clean and organized, but it also has some drawbacks. Sometimes, legitimate messages from senders you trust may end up in the Junk Email folder by mistake.

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United we secure! Harnessing our collective strength for data protection

October 20, 2023 — 
This month, we reviewed several ways to improve our cyber security fitness. We looked at how to strengthen our password game and how to practice cyber self-defence using prevention methods.

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Master the art of cyber self-defence

October 16, 2023 — 
According to self-defence experts, prevention can be the best protection. For example, locking the car doors after entering your vehicle is one way to practice "habitual security." Another way is to always be aware of your environment. This means knowing the areas in which you might be the most vulnerable. We can apply the same concept to our devices and data.

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Account workout

October 6, 2023 — 
Cybercriminals love weak passwords! Protect yourself and the university with these best practices.


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Step up your cyber fitness this Cyber Month!

September 29, 2023 — 
This Cyber Security Awareness Month (Cyber Month), let’s help our campus community, families, and friends step up their cyber fitness. As a proud Get Cyber Safe champion, we recognize Cyber Month as an important time to reflect, as individuals and as an organization, on how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones online.

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Changes to IST open-area labs effective October 2023

September 22, 2023 — 
The Information Services and Technology (IST) open-area computer labs are available for all students and staff. Standard software, including Microsoft 365 desktop tools, Respondus LockDown Browser, Firefox, Edge, and Chrome browsers, are installed on all lab devices. You can find a complete list of the software online at Open-area computer lab software.

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