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  • Be on the lookout for COVID-19 scams

    March 31, 2020

    The Department of Homeland Security advises everyone to exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19. Instances of these scams are already being reported across the UA system.
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  • Checklist for working remotely

    March 20, 2020

    Forward your work phone to home; if you currently are without internet at home, explore connectivity options going forward; read through tips for setting up your video space; test your bandwidth speed; and much more.
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  • OIT Service Desk available via online, chat & phone; in-person office locations temporarily closed

    March 20, 2020

    The OIT Service Desk team is available to help through online, chat and phone venues. Physical offices will be closed until further notice. Please visit alaska.edu/oit/get-help for support options and current hours.
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  • Optimize your remote experience

    March 20, 2020

    OIT has compiled a list of best practices for working remotely to ensure continued work productivity.
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  • Plan ahead for remote work

    March 18, 2020

    If you plan to work or study from home, there are things to do before you leave campus. Visit OIT's checklist for working remotely.
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  • March tech tips

    March 17, 2020

    Play Hard to Get with Strangers: If you're unsure who an email is from--even if the details appear accurate--do not respond, and do not click on any links or attachments. #BeCyberSmart #CyberAware
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  • Resources for working, teaching remotely

    March 11, 2020

    UAF is preparing online resources to help students, instructors and staff work remotely should in-person teaching or other activities be temporarily curtailed or suspended due to COVID-19 concerns
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  • The IT team can't do it alone--cyber security is everyone's responsibility

    March 06, 2020

    Did you know that in 2017 the education industry (which includes K-12 and higher education institutions) had 7,837,781 records breached in 35 events? To put that into perspective, the healthcare industry had 6,058,989 records breached in 428 events, and the retail industry had 123,652,526 records beached across 33 events.
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  • Don't get scammed: tips to prevent tax-related identity theft

    February 05, 2020

    In addition to longer and brighter days, February brings with it the dawning of tax season. Feb. 2-7 is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, an awareness effort brought to you by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its partners.
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  • February Tech Tips

    February 04, 2020

    Play Hard to Get with Strangers: If you're unsure who an email is from--even if the details appear accurate--do not respond, and do not click on any links or attachments. #BeCyberSmart #CyberAware #NCSAM2019
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