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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:

It’s back to school and IET is sharing messages focused on the student tech experience

UC Davis students are heading back to school, and the Information & Educational Technology (IET) communications team has prepared a slate of 13 messages to orient them to technology on campus. The short messages promoting IET services and security awareness are intended to keep students informed throughout the academic year.

The messaging to students will appear on social media and on digital screens in Memorial Union, the Student Community Center, Shields Library, the residence halls, and in IET's computer labs.

Registration for SITT 2022 is open

The Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) returns for 2022 on Sept. 8 and 9. Join Academic Technology Services (ATS) on the mornings of Sept. 8 and 9 for live presentations by UC Davis faculty. You are invited now to browse the on-demand faculty talks and interviews on the SITT website.

Don’t forget that Botrock is ready to help, 24/7

In early 2021, Information & Educational Technology (IET) introduced Botrock to UC Davis. She’s the helpful and tech-savvy chatbot that makes her home on the Service Hub as well as other websites.

Not only can Botrock answer your tech questions directly in her chat box, but she has other skills too, like providing links to Knowledge Base articles and AggieVideos for more comprehensive help, as well as opening support tickets. As Botrock matures, she will gain more knowledge and skills, and will be able to help even more.