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    Use passphrases for added security

    August 19, 2022

    Strong passphrases (or passwords) are key to protecting your personal information online. Making your passwords as strong as possible helps keep your information, and the university's systems, more secure.
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    The Why's and How's of Multi-Factor Authentication

    August 19, 2022

    The university requires all employees to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) -- an online security step that helps prevent unauthorized access to university systems.
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    On-site forums with CITO finalists

    August 05, 2022

    The CITO search committee narrowed the field to four finalists, and on-site interviews and stakeholder meetings are being held in-person (Butrovich 109) and over zoom.
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    Update your UA online info

    August 05, 2022

    As we near the beginning of a new semester, now is a great time to clean up your UAOnline information and make sure everything is correct and up to date.
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    CITO finalists forums

    July 22, 2022

    The Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) search committee has narrowed the search to four finalists. Visits for the first three candidates have been finalized and include open forums for staff to meet the candidates.
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    5 Ways to Spot a Phish

    July 22, 2022

    Phishing is a type of online attack in which the victim is sent emails that appear to be from an authentic source. The victim is usually asked for personal information, passwords, or money. It is one of the most common online threats.
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    UAonline menu change

    July 08, 2022

    The UAOnline main menu received an update following the July 4th holiday. This main menu update was designed with students in mind to ensure they can quickly navigate to some of their most commonly used pages.
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    Security Awareness Materials

    July 08, 2022

    UA Security matters provide resources on security awareness. Department and club meetings are a great opportunity to consider including these resources.
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    Google sunsets Universal Analytics, will replace with Google Analytics 4

    June 17, 2022

    Google Analytics 4 (GA4), Google's next-generation measurement solution, replaces Universal Analytics on July 1, 2023.
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    Training available on online safety

    June 17, 2022

    University of Alaska Office of Information Technology has a series of informational training videos to up your game when it comes to online security.
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