Technews Technews for UC Davis IET en Let there be coverage: Shields’ Main Reading Room gets stronger wi-fi <p>Students who use the Main Reading Room in Shields Library now enjoy a much stronger connection to the campus wireless network, eduroam.</p> March 21, 2019 Anonymous Student employees, you need to sign up for Duo, too <p>You might have heard about Duo at UC Davis. For now it’s mainly a concern for faculty and staff, but if you’re a student employee, the news concerns you too. You need to enroll in Duo this spring because you work here.</p> <p>Here are the details:</p> February 22, 2019 Anonymous Want help enrolling in Duo? Drop by any of these sessions <p>If you have questions or would like help enrolling in Duo, come to one of these drop-in enrollment sessions during the week starting Feb. 25. Information and Educational Technology consultants will be available to assist you.</p> <p>Bring your smartphone, or a token if you intend to use that option. For more information about Duo multi-factor authentication, please see <a href=""></a>.</p> February 19, 2019 Anonymous Duo update: Most of us have now enrolled; drop-in sessions are in the works <p>Feb. 19 update: Schedule of drop-in sessions is <a href="">posted here</a>.</p> <p>As you likely know by now, UC Davis expects all faculty, staff, and student employees to enroll in Duo multi-factor authentication. Adopting Duo will improve the security of privacy and information—UC Davis’, as well as yours.</p> February 15, 2019 Anonymous Duo enrollment update: Email requirement extended to later in 2019 <p>Note: This message was emailed to faculty and staff, including TAs and student employees, on Feb. 1.</p> <p>Dear Colleagues,</p> February 01, 2019 Anonymous To improve login security, and use UCPath, it’s time to enroll in Duo <p>Faculty, staff, and student employees must enroll in Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) so they can access <a href="">UCPath</a>, the new UC payroll and human resources system that UC Davis will adopt in March.</p> January 25, 2019 Anonymous Information Security Symposium at UC Davis calls for proposals <p>The Information Security Symposium at UC Davis, a popular and low-cost source of ideas, new information and networking for UC security and compliance professionals, is now accepting proposals for the 2019 conference.</p> <p>The event occurs June 18-19 on the Davis campus. Registration will cost $125, although the fee will be waived for presenters.</p> <p>This year’s theme is Connect, Share, Fortify. Sessions will focus on:</p> January 22, 2019 Anonymous UC Davis CrashPlan data backup service can’t be used for servers starting Jan. 31 <p>If you’re using <a href="">CrashPlan</a> to back up data on your desktop computer at UC Davis, this change won’t affect you. But if you use the service to back up servers, then you need to find an alternative. </p> January 02, 2019 Anonymous 2019 Information Security Symposium is seeking volunteers <p>The most recent Information Security Symposium at UC Davis, in 2017, earned great reviews thanks partly to the talented volunteers who helped to plan and support the event.</p> <p>The planning committee now wants to assemble a similarly capable crew as it starts preparing for the next <a href="">symposium</a>, to be held at UC Davis June 18-19, 2019. Among other perks, committee members don’t have to pay the symposium’s registration fee and can attend its sessions for free.</p> December 06, 2018 Anonymous Another 17 classrooms get major tech upgrades. Up next: Wellman <p>The campus upgraded another 17 general-assignment classrooms this summer, adding stronger wi-fi, improved audio, integrated video, ADA-compliant systems, and other fresh technology.</p> <p>The results are impressive additions to UC Davis classroom tech, although a lot of effort goes into making the work itself look like just another day at the university.</p> October 29, 2018 Anonymous Enjoy pizza while listening to FBI agent discuss cybersecurity in higher ed on Oct. 31 <p>FBI Agent Justin Lee will discuss cybersecurity in higher education from the FBI’s point of view during a free lunchtime talk from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 31 in 1003 Kemper.</p> October 23, 2018 Anonymous Cyber security update for the new academic year <p>The Information Security Office distributed this letter via various campus listservs this week.</p> <p>Colleagues,</p> <p>As the 2018-19 academic year gets under way, we want to share a few thoughts about cyber security relating to current risks, steps you can take to protect yourself, the new UC information security policy, and a few extra events scheduled for National Cyber Security Awareness Month.   </p> October 04, 2018 Anonymous Time to register for this year’s UC Davis teaching and tech institute <p>Registration has opened for the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology, a day of talks and breakout sessions for UC Davis faculty. This year’s theme is “The Digital Learning Environment: Engaging Students in the Classroom, and Beyond.”</p> August 24, 2018 Anonymous Starting Sept. 6, current Duo users will see it applied to more campus services <p>If you’re already using Duo at UC Davis, get ready to use it more frequently.</p> <p>Starting Sept. 6, anyone who now uses Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) for at least one campus service will begin using it for additional campus services—ones protected by the standard CAS (Central Authentication Service) login, such as myucdavis, the Time Reporting System, and DavisMail.</p> August 22, 2018 Anonymous Campus EndNote license is ending; renewal or free alternatives available If you use EndNote bibliographic software under the current UC Davis license, you have until Jan. 1, 2019, to obtain a new license or choose a different product. Free options are available. August 14, 2018 Anonymous Major Banner update will improve the system, and change its forms The Banner student information system will receive a major upgrade when it moves from version 8 to version 9 beginning this fall. If you work directly with Banner, the most visible change will be to the forms you use to enter and retrieve information. August 13, 2018 Anonymous UCCSC is sold out, but you’re still invited to hear the keynote speakers <p>This month’s University of California Computing Services Conference at UC Davis sold out weeks ago, but everyone is still welcome to come hear the keynote speeches presented by two highly accomplished California technologists. </p> August 01, 2018 Anonymous UC Davis will improve campus cybersecurity by pursuing broader use of Duo <p>Starting this summer, you’ll see greater use of Duo multi-factor authentication at UC Davis. And as use grows, the damage caused by phishing will shrink.</p> July 24, 2018 Anonymous SmartSite enters storage, as planned <p>If you’re looking for SmartSite, it’s no longer there.</p> <p>As planned, the former UC Davis learning management system went offline when June ended and has entered digital storage. Traffic to has been redirected to a Knowledge Base article that explains the change.</p> <p>If you’re a faculty or staff member who still needs materials from your old sites, you have options.</p> July 02, 2018 Anonymous UCCSC at UC Davis has sold out <p>The UC Computing Services Conference at UC Davis has sold out. To be added to a wait list in case space becomes available, email <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>The annual UC conference meets Aug. 13-15 this year. See details at <a href=""></a>.</p> June 08, 2018 Anonymous