New ways to protect University systems and information coming soon: Global Protect virtual private network and multi-factor authentication of HR systems
Data breaches have become common with increased sophistication and volume of cyberattacks, and could affect you!
Zoom is enforcing additional security measures for all meetings. As a result, the passcode function will be locked to ‘on’ for all Zoom meetings, including existing meetings. ITDS will apply the changes on 13 September. Meeting organisers will need to re-send invitations for any meetings after this date for attendees to join.
The Mac High Sierra operating system will soon no longer be supported, which means that if you are on this system, you will need to upgrade to Catalina (free) or your access to the University's network will be restricted or disabled, when using that operating system. Also, Microsoft Office will cease to function on it from October 2020.
Did you know that the holiday season can also be the phishing season?
Security researchers have released information on critical vulnerabilities affecting all iOS versions before 12.1.4 and all iPhones.
Recent reports of a notable increase in ‘phishing' attempts in the education sector, together with news that the Australian National University has recently discovered a 2018 data breach, provide a timely reminder of the importance of data security.
Following on from the Chief Information Officer Bev McQuade’s email back in June 2017, simulated phishing emails were sent out to all staff between August 2017 and January 2018. They were intended to help us objectively gauge the vulnerability of the University, as well as deliver ‘just-in-time’ learning in order to build awareness of the various types of online phishing situations.