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Cyber Security Month phishing simulation results

November 9, 2020 — 
At least twice a year, the IST Security and Compliance Team sends a fake phishing email to staff and faculty to gauge awareness and understanding of security threats. The latest phishing simulation was conducted on October 30.

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Your multi-factor authentication questions answered!

October 20, 2020 — 
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires you to verify your identity using a second factor such as your phone or mobile device after you've entered your username and password to log in to a website. This prevents others from accessing your accounts, even if they know your password. 

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Do you Duo?

October 20, 2020 — 
Staff and faculty can now use Duo multi-factor authentication to sign in to the virtual private network (VPN). Using multi-factor authentication means that you can prevent bad actors from accessing your account even if they know your password because Duo requires you to verify your identity before you can log in

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Multi-factor authentication will add additional security

October 6, 2020 — 
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is coming to the UM. This is great news because it means better security for our systems and data.

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Working remotely? Log in to the virtual private network (VPN) regularly

September 22, 2020 — 
If you are working remotely and use a UM-provisioned computer, using the virtual private network (VPN) will help you keep your device up-to-date and secure.

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Student email restored

August 24, 2020 — 
Student email access has been restored. University of Manitoba students can access their email at http://365.myumanitoba.ca.   Your email messages will appear in your Inbox gradually. 

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Student  email outage  Aug 21-24 

August 11, 2020 — 
University of Manitoba student email will be unavailable from Friday, August 21 at 4:30 p.m. to Monday, August 24 at 8:30 a.m.  Email access will remain available for faculty, researchers, and staff. 

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5 tips to keep your data secure while working remotely

June 9, 2020 — 
University staff and faculty are now entering our fourth month of working remotely, and it’s important to keep your computer and our university data and systems safe and healthy.

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Office365 project to be fully implemented coming this summer

May 26, 2020 — 
As announced in December, Information Systems and Technology (IST) will be rolling out Office 365 to staff, faculty, and researchers in 2020.

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Online UM applications, services unavailable during maintenance, starting May 8 evening

May 8, 2020 — 
Most applications and services will be unavailable from 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8 to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, says IST

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