Cyber Security Month

October is Cyber Security Month!

This October, IST's Information Security and Compliance team wants you to know that information security starts with you.

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

This October, the university will be implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) on the virtual private network (VPN) for staff and faculty. At the University of Manitoba, all staff and faculty are encouraged to enrol in MFA to sign in to the virtual private network (VPN) to access university systems.

Multi-factor authentication or MFA adds an extra layer of security to your university accounts to protect you, your data and university systems from unauthorized access and phishing attacks.  

Verifying your identity using a second factor such as your phone or mobile device prevents others from accessing your accounts, even if they know your password. 

Read about MFA in Authentication changes for staff and faculty are coming to campus.

Duo enrolment contest!

Details coming soon.

Phishing Simulations

Can you recognize a suspicious looking email message? This month IST will be sending one or two messages to your Inbox that may not be what they seem.  An email might be suspicious if it fits any of the criteria listed in the “Let's crush phishing!”  article in UM Today.

Remember to forward any suspicious messages to spam[at]umanitoba[dot]ca.



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