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Top 10 tips for cybersafe holiday shopping

It’s the time of year again for festivities, family gatherings, and holiday shopping. Many consumers will shop online this year to avoid the crowds. Adopt these cybersecurity tips to make your online shopping experience less risky.

Duo enabled for students on my.ucdavis.edu

To further improve security, Duo was enabled on my.ucdavis.edu for UC Davis students, effective Oct. 27. This change will not affect faculty and staff as they are already using Duo on the site.

Duo multi-factor authentication was rolled out to students earlier this year on multiple services. With Duo now enabled on my.ucdavis.edu, students will be required to use Duo when logging in.

Duo enabled on DavisMail and Google Apps

Phishing attacks are a persistent threat to our campus community, particularly via email. In order to better protect students, IET has enabled Duo on DavisMail for all students, effective Oct. 22, 2021.

Duo multi-factor authentication was rolled out to students earlier this year on multiple services. With Duo now enabled on DavisMail, students accessing Google applications via a web browser, including DavisMail, will be required to use Duo when logging in.

Do Your Part: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is held every October to raise awareness about staying safe and secure online. The theme for 2021 is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart,” helping to empower individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace.

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

A new look is coming to the Duo MFA application

In October, UC Davis affiliates may notice a slight change in the Duo Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) mobile application. The application will have an updated look and feel but there are no changes to how we use Duo.   

Here’s what to look for with the change:

SiteFarm update of 700+ campus websites will roll out the weekend of July 10

What would previously have taken years to accomplish will happen over a weekend in July.

The update will launch the new campus branding and other functionality to all campus websites on SiteFarm, the UC Davis created web content management system (CMS).

IET worked in close collaboration with Strategic Communications, and with SiteFarm users, to prepare for the update. Site owners had the opportunity to see what the update would look like on their dev sites, and provide feedback via a survey.

Over 700 are registered for the 2021 Information Security Symposium on June 15-16

Next week a record 700+ attendees will attend the virtual Information Security Symposium. The event will present talks, labs, and discussions on topics involving cybersecurity and privacy for UC and other higher education security and compliance professionals. The theme is “Adapt” – a continuing priority as campuses adjust to changes caused by COVID-19.

The organizing committee created a list of top 5 reasons to attend the symposium:

Everyone is welcome to attend Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 20

UC Davis has organized a virtual GAAD event that includes presentations and a keynote by Regine Gilbert, a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker.

According to the GAAD foundation, the purpose of GAAD Day “…is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.”

New Box web user interface and functionality rolls out on March 22

Box, the cloud-hosted data storage and collaboration service for students, faculty, and staff, is rolling out a refreshed web user interface that includes new functionality to help better organize your Box content. UC Davis will be enabling the changes on March 22 for all campus Box users.

Box has assembled this list of articles to help users understand the new features and functionality:

Reminder: Campus will begin enrolling students in Duo on Feb. 9

Starting Feb. 9, 2021, UC Davis will begin enrolling students in Duo automatically, after emailing them information about what to expect.

Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) protects your online life much like a deadbolt secures a door. When you log in to an account protected by Duo, after you enter your usual password, Duo asks you for a second “factor”—typically a temporary code that Duo displays on your smartphone. Accept the code, and you’re in. Hackers who don’t have the second factor cannot get into your account.

Information Security Symposium at UC Davis calls 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 2021 conference.

The virtual event, hosted by UC Davis, occurs June 15-16. Registration is complimentary this year.

This year’s theme is Adapt. Sessions will focus on: