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It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month!

October 3, 2022 — 
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month (Cyber Month) in Canada, and the University of Manitoba is proud to be Get Cyber Safe champions working to help Canadians stay safe online. Cyber Month is 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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What are the Wi-Fi options for students, staff, faculty, and guests?

September 28, 2022 — 
Did you know that the university has three Wi-Fi options for our campus community?

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New in Microsoft 365

September 6, 2022 — 
Staying up to date with new features in Microsoft 365 can be a challenge. There are several ways to learn about new features and changes in M365.

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What to do when you receive an unexpected Duo authentication request

August 26, 2022 — 
Never approve an authentication request from Duo if you have not been attempting to log in to a UM service or resource. Authentication requests are sent by Duo Push notification, text message or phone call when you attempt to log in to a university service.

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Take the stress out of the first day of teaching and feel confident using your electronic classroom

August 8, 2022 — 
Take the stress out of the first day of teaching and feel confident using your electronic classroom

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Three types of phishing scams everyone needs to know

July 11, 2022 — 
A phishing email uses a sense of urgency to direct the victim to visit a website designed to steal the victim's account credentials. Some phishing attacks are very straight forward, for example, "Update your password now!!!" can easily be detected because they typically are not written well (poor grammar and word choice). However, some attacks are sophisticated, look like they come from a trusted contact, are well written, and lead to a site that closely resembles the spoofed website.

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Approvals app in Microsoft 365 Teams

July 5, 2022 — 
The Microsoft 365 Teams Approvals app enables you to easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from Teams. Start an approval flow in Teams from a chat or a channel conversation or create an approval request directly in the Approvals app.

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All staff and faculty accounts now enrolled in Duo multi-factor authentication

June 6, 2022 — 
All staff and faculty accounts are now enrolled in Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA). If you have not done so already, please complete your enrolment by adding your second-factor device.

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Recording meetings in Teams? Auto-expiration is now available

May 31, 2022 — 
Microsoft recently implemented an auto-expiration setting for all Teams recordings to help users manage their files.

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All student accounts now enrolled in Duo MFA

May 9, 2022 — 
All student accounts were enrolled in Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) on May 4. By Friday, May 6, 20,000 students had already added their second-factor device(s) to Duo. Adding a second-factor device completes the Duo enrolment so you can access all MFA-protected services.

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