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As of December 2023, AARNet are ceasing the operation of their CloudStor offering, a file sync, share and storage service. University staff & students storing vital information in CloudStor will need to find an alternate file storage and collaboration platform prior to CloudStor being decommissioned. It is the responsibility of the person who stored their files on CloudStor to remove it.
In today's interconnected digital world, safeguarding your online accounts is more crucial than ever. One powerful tool in your cybersecurity arsenal is multi-factor authentication (MFA), a method that adds an extra layer of protection to your online presence. While MFA significantly reduces the risk of unauthorised access, it's essential to remain vigilant and only confirm MFA (i.e., verifying login on your Okta Verify app or passing one-time code generated by an OTP app like Google Authenticator) prompts that you initiate yourself.
There has been a significant increase in users reporting unexpected popups on their University of Adelaide devices stating that Microsoft has detected a virus on their device and that they should call the number displayed to receive assistance. This is most often triggered by clicking on a malicious link sent by email or from a website.
As part of longer-term plans to improve how AV enhancements are implemented in common teaching spaces, ITDS is working in close collaboration with the Learning and Teaching Advisory Group (Facilities) to consult with the academic community on how this technology is best implemented.
Recent events have shown us the very real risk cyber-attacks pose in our sector. Keeping our University’s devices and their confidential contents safe is of utmost priority.
Recent events have shown us the very real risk cyber-attacks pose in our sector. Keeping our University’s devices and their confidential contents safe is of utmost priority. Microsoft Office macros will soon be blocked on University-managed computers across all versions of Microsoft Office, except for cases where there is a demonstrated business need. This will reduce the risk of data breaches and increase protection against malicious software.
The University has implemented a new Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM) solution, built on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform. Implementation of the solution is one of the key strategic enablers for the University’s Digital Future Technology Strategy to help support its growth targets.
The UofA Cyber Security Framework (CSF) is a set of technical security standards that IT custodians (may be internal or vendor to whom you have outsourced remote management) must understand and comply with, and cover topics such as security of data, network, endponts, and third party risk management. A subset of standards have now been published, with more to follow.
Microsoft will be releasing a new and upgraded version of MS Teams globally starting in Quarter 2 of 2023.