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Registration opens for UC Davis Information Security Symposium

April 16, 2019

Registration has opened for the 2019 Information Security Symposium, to be held June 18-19 at UC Davis.

The $125 registration cost includes attendance at all events, breakfast and lunch each day, and conference materials.

The symposium usually sells out in advance. Read more at the symposium website.

Update: Faculty, staff and student employees are strongly encouraged to enroll in Duo by May 31

April 08, 2019

UC Davis has set a target date of Friday, May 31, for enrolling as many faculty, staff, and student employees in Duo multi-factor authentication as possible. If you are among these groups and have not yet signed up, please do so by the end of May.

The Duo requirement does not currently cover campus email accounts. UC Davis has temporarily excluded these accounts from Duo to simplify the Duo enrollment process.

24/7 support for Duo will be available, at a date to be announced.

Spring faculty forums include instructional influence of Sept. 11, teaching when campus is shut

March 27, 2019

Academic Technology Services has posted its list of spring quarter forums for faculty, with topics that look both interesting and practical—ranging from “How September 11th Changed the Way I Deliver Instruction” by entomology Professor Walter Leal, to strategies for teaching during emergency campus closures like the one caused by smoke from Northern California wildfires last fall.

Network Operations Center schedules important repair work for March 30

March 22, 2019

The campus is taking advantage of the relative quiet of spring break to repair critically damaged power infrastructure in the Network Operations Center.

The work is scheduled to be performed from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Power will maintained via mobile power generators to keep the center operating. No disruptions are anticipated. However, if the center were to go offline, access to services through the campus network would be affected.

Let there be coverage: Shields’ Main Reading Room gets stronger wi-fi

March 21, 2019

Students who use the Main Reading Room in Shields Library now enjoy a much stronger connection to the campus wireless network, eduroam.

Information and Educational Technology and the library teamed up to install three wireless access points high on the room’s south wall on Tuesday, March 19. The points can handle more than 300 smartphones, tablets, or other wireless devices at a time. Prior wireless coverage came from access points downstairs.

Student employees, you need to sign up for Duo, too

February 22, 2019

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.

Here are the details:

Want help enrolling in Duo? Drop by any of these sessions

February 19, 2019

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.

Bring your smartphone, or a token if you intend to use that option. For more information about Duo multi-factor authentication, please see movetoduo.ucdavis.edu.

Here's the schedule (find the locations on the campus map):

Duo update: Most of us have now enrolled; drop-in sessions are in the works

February 15, 2019

Feb. 19 update: Schedule of drop-in sessions is posted here.

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.

For a reminder about how Duo works, jump to the end of this article. Meanwhile, here are updates about the progress at UC Davis:

Duo enrollment update: Email requirement extended to later in 2019

February 01, 2019

Note: This message was emailed to faculty and staff, including TAs and student employees, on Feb. 1.

Dear Colleagues,

UC Davis is extending the deadline for placing campus email accounts behind Duo multi-factor authentication until later this calendar year. The extension gives the campus additional time to address the complexities of using Duo with certain versions of hardware and email software. This decision was reached in consultation with the Academic Senate Committee on Information Technology, Academic Senate leadership, and other campus partners.

To improve login security, and use UCPath, it’s time to enroll in Duo

January 25, 2019

Faculty, staff, and student employees must enroll in Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) so they can access UCPath, the new UC payroll and human resources system that UC Davis will adopt in March.

Enrolling in Duo will also improve account security at UC Davis overall. MFA is becoming a standard practice to protect information and privacy throughout the University of California, and thousands of people at UC Davis already use Duo to protect their campus accounts.

Information Security Symposium at UC Davis calls for proposals

January 22, 2019

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.

The event occurs June 18-19 on the Davis campus. Registration will cost $125, although the fee will be waived for presenters.

This year’s theme is Connect, Share, Fortify. Sessions will focus on:

2019 Information Security Symposium is seeking volunteers

December 06, 2018

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.

The planning committee now wants to assemble a similarly capable crew as it starts preparing for the next symposium, 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.

Another 17 classrooms get major tech upgrades. Up next: Wellman

October 29, 2018

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.

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.

The campus has 130 general-assignment classrooms, and each summer it upgrades more than 10 percent of them – sometimes only the technology, sometimes the entire room.