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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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JUMP is officially retiring July 25, 2023

July 7, 2023 — 
For the past decade, the UM JUMP portal has been used as a channel for internal communications and for student and staff access to applications. IST's project team has now completed a multi-year project to move its applications and content to newer, more secure services such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

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New webpage makes it easier to find out what’s new in M365 at UM

June 19, 2023 — 
Do you ever open Microsoft Teams and wonder what that new button does? Or wonder why your Outlook has a slightly different top menu? ISTs new webpage, What’s new in M365 at UM, can help you keep up with the changes to our Microsoft tools.

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Feel confident using your electronic classroom this Fall

June 14, 2023 — 
Want to take the stress out of the first day of teaching and feel confident using your electronic classroom? We can help!

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Antivirus software update in progress

June 5, 2023 — 
The university has initiated a project to replace Kaspersky, our current anti-virus product, with Microsoft Defender on all university-owned computers by July 13, 2023.

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Act now! Save your Microsoft Teams Wiki content

May 23, 2023 — 
If you are a longtime Teams user, you may have noticed a recent change in the lineup of the default tabs in a new Teams channel. When Teams was initially introduced, Teams channels, by default, came with three tabs: Posts, Files and Wiki. A Wiki is a simple note app that allows participants in a Teams channel to collaborate in a document quickly and easily.

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