Update Your Zoom to Protect Your Data and Devices

When was the last time you updated Zoom? If you are unsure, it is likely time to upgrade to the latest version. 

To utilize the latest features, fix bugs, and stay protected, UC Davis Information and Educational Technology (IET) is urging all university users to upgrade Zoom to the latest version.

Get started: UC Tech 2024 session proposal submission form is now available

Have you worked on something you’re proud of? Looking for a way to share it with a larger audience? Present it at this year’s UC Tech 2024: Collaboration for Transformation, from October 27-29, co-hosted by UC Davis Health and UC Davis! 

Members of the UC community (UC staff, faculty, and students) are welcome to submit a proposal. Vendors and sponsors may also submit a proposal as part of a UC team session. One or more proposals may be submitted, as an individual or jointly with your team or other colleagues.  

Don’t let W-2 fraud catch you, too!

Higher education institutions, including UC Davis, have increasingly become a target of fraudulent W-2 phishing emails in recent weeks. This increase is typical during tax season, from January to April, but the problem has gotten worse over time.

In 2023, the IRS identified 1.1 million potentially fraudulent tax returns and 12,617 of them were confirmed to be fraudulent — a 31 percent increase from the 9,626 fraudulent tax returns in 2022.

Eduroam is getting a new certificate on February 12, and you may get a prompt

If you want to keep using eduroam, the UC Davis wireless network, there’s an important update you may need to accept. 

The campus will install a new electronic security certificate on eduroam Monday, February 12, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. This means you may see a prompt on your phone or other device, asking you to accept the new certificate.  

Service Spotlight: Affordable Access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) via UC-Wide Enterprise Agreement

UC Davis faculty and staff can access Amazon Web Services (AWS) at significantly reduced rates, thanks to the latest UC-wide enterprise agreement. This initiative, brought to our campus by Information and Educational Technology (IET), opens a world of cloud computing resources to our campus community. AWS, a renowned cloud platform, provides numerous on-demand services from Amazon.com’s data centers, including computing resources, data storage, and much more. 

Save the Date: UC Tech 2024 Annual Conference is October 27-29!

Information and Educational Technology (IET) is excited to announce that UC Davis and UC Davis Health will be co-hosting UC Tech Annual Conference in 2024! Mark your calendars – the three-day event will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2024, in Sacramento, and on Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29 in Davis.  

Click here to check out the UC Tech 2024 website and sign up for the latest news on the conference. 

From Data Privacy Day to Data Privacy Week – Take Charge of Your Data in January 2024

Data Privacy Day is marked each year on January 28. An international effort to raise awareness about respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling digital trust, Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January of 2008 as an extension of its European counterpart. In Europe, Data Protection Day commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty on privacy and data protection.