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VP Evolution Project enables Entra MFA for VIP/ESS access on April 3

April 1, 2024 — 
The VIP Evolution project is a multi-year project, with dedicated resources from Information Services and Technology (IST), Human Resources and Payroll, led by a project board of leaders from across the UM community. The project’s focus is leveraging VIP functionality, reducing risk, and improving the user and employee experience.

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Recognizing and combating fraud this tax season

March 25, 2024 — 
Tax season is a heady time for fraudsters who hope to take advantage of seasonal anxiety to scam Canadians out of their money. Of course, tax season isn't the only time scammers have their way. Two common types of fraud that often threaten organizations are phishing and business email compromise (BEC) scams. These frauds are meticulously designed to appear credible, often leaving individuals and businesses vulnerable to significant losses.

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Enhancing cybersecurity awareness with Microsoft’s phishing simulation tool

March 15, 2024 — 
With phishing attacks becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, staying one step ahead is a necessity. The university's latest development in the fight against phishing is a new phishing simulation tool powered by Microsoft.

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March 2024 is the 20th Anniversary of Fraud Prevention Month in Canada

March 8, 2024 — 
Did you know that March 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of Fraud Prevention Month in Canada? Fraud Prevention Month is an annual campaign that seeks to help you recognize, reject and report fraud. The theme of this year’s campaign is “20 years of fighting fraud: From then to now.”

Enhancing the Aurora Experience: A New Chapter Begins

March 8, 2024 — 
We're excited to introduce the New Aurora Launch page, aimed at enhancing your user experience with a range of exciting features and enhancements


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Embracing the future: UM transitions from IronPort to Microsoft Defender email security

January 26, 2024 — 
In an era where cyber threats have become increasingly common, it is more crucial than ever to ensure that our digital defense systems are not only robust but also agile and intuitive. With this in mind, we are excited to announce a significant upgrade to our security infrastructure at the University of Manitoba.

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Data Privacy Week 2024 -Take control of your Data

January 22, 2024 — 
Data Privacy Week this year urges us to “Take Control of your Data”. When was the last time you took stock of all the data you’ve shared about yourself online, or with the apps on your phone?

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Stepping up security: University of Manitoba transitions to Entra MFA

January 22, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba is committed to providing the best technological services to students, faculty and staff. In line with this commitment, we are excited to announce a significant change in our Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) service from Duo to Entra MFA. Staff and faculty will make the transition at the end of this month, and the transition for students will take effect on February 26, 2024.

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Online shopping: A guide to safety and security

December 15, 2023 — 
With a vast selection of products just a click away, it's no wonder that more and more of us are flocking to the Internet to satisfy our shopping needs, especially during the holidays. However, along with the convenience, there are challenges to navigate.

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Banner Administration pages upgrade coming this January 2024

December 8, 2023 — 
Banner Administration Pages & Aurora Self Service will be upgraded to the latest version from January 5, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. to January 8, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. This upgrade will bring important security enhancements and focus on improving the quality of the Administration Pages & Aurora Self Service. It also includes changes to support the tax year 2022.

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