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How to turn on Zoom automated captioning, and why you should

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18, it is timely to share tools, like Zoom automated captioning, that enhance the usability of technology for everyone. Zoom’s automated captioning feature creates instant captions during live Zoom meetings which supports accessibility for those who are deaf or have experienced hearing loss but is also helpful for those working with distractions or low-bandwidth connections.

UC Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18

If you’d like to learn more about digital accessibility, you should attend the UC Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) webinar on May 18 at 10-11:30 a.m.

Enjoy ten-minute talks from UC staff members who will share some practical skills, talk about the importance of digital accessibility, and answer your questions. Register for the webinar.

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New Temporary Affiliate service launches on April 13

The new Temporary Affiliate (TAF) application launches on April 13, 2023. TAF is the system used to create computing accounts for guest faculty, staff, visiting scholars, volunteers, and others. TAF allows faculty and staff to sponsor creation of temporary affiliate accounts.

11th biennial Information Security Symposium Call for Proposals

The Information Security Symposium at UC Davis, a popular source of ideas, new information, and networking for UC and other higher education security and compliance professionals, is now accepting proposals for the 2023 conference. UC Davis has held the symposium every other summer since 2003.

The virtual event, hosted by UC Davis, will take place June 20-21. Thanks to our vendor sponsors, registration is complimentary this year.

This year’s theme is Evolve - Meeting the Increased Security Needs in an Ever-Changing World.

Save the dates, June 20-21, for the biennial Information Security Symposium

The Information Security Symposium will return on June 20-21, 2023. The symposium planning committee invites you and your peers from UC Davis, other UC campuses, California state universities, and other guests, to join the event for two days of presentations on topics involving cyber security and privacy. 

This year’s theme for the virtual symposium is "Evolve"— meeting the increased need for security in an ever-changing world. 

Use this checklist to secure your home network against cyber threats

Computers, tablets, smartphones, TVs, thermostats, cameras, doorbells, and coffee pots. What do all these things have in common? They are all devices that connect to your home network and the internet. We rely on our home internet connections more than ever before, so it is critical that we keep it cybersafe.

Use this information as a checklist to improve the security of your home network and protect you and your family from potential cyber threats.

Duo support will end for Android 8, 9, and iOS 13 in Feb. 2023

Effective Feb. 9, 2023, Duo Mobile will no longer be updated for Android 8, Android 9, and iOS 13. Information & Educational Technology (IET) recommends that users upgrade to the latest iOS or Android version to maintain Duo’s updated security features, by Feb. 1, 2023.

 This end-of-life milestone means that:

Beware of “smishing,” the text-based form of phishing

It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and a good time to become aware of "smishing," which is a word blend of "SMS" (short message services, also known as texting) and "phishing." When cybercriminals "phish," they send fraudulent emails that aim to trick the recipient into opening a malware attachment or clicking on a malicious link, and they “smish” when they try to engage potential victims in the same way via text messages.

See Yourself in Cyber: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is held every October to raise awareness about staying safe and secure online. The theme for 2022 is “See Yourself in Cyber,” which means that you should do your part to protect cyberspace, no matter what role you play.

Take these simple steps to improve your online security and protect your personal information, connected devices, and university data: