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2020 Cyber Security Symposium October 14

SAVE THE DATE: Cyber Security Symposium Oct. 14

The seventh edition of the Cyber Security Symposium will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. The event will be available via a live virtual webinar and limited to 50 in-person attendees to ensure proper social distancing in accordance with UNF COVID-19 safety guidelines. This year’s Symposium features representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with esteemed UNF professors Dr. Swapnoneel Roy and Dr Patrick Kreidl, plus members of the University's Information Technology Services security team. Register online.   


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Working Remotely Resources

Students, faculty and staff have access to a number of key resources that provide remote connection and collaboration. These resources will help make sure you are set up for success to working remotely.

Review a list of Corporate Resources for assistance with internet access.


Students who do not have a device to access online instruction should contact the Library Information Desk for assistance on checking out equipment if needed.



Operating Systems

Updating Personal Device Operating Systems

Maintaining an updated operating system on your personal computer, laptop or mobile device is more important than ever. Changes to web standards and security impact outdated operating systems that are no longer supported by their publisher such as Microsoft, Apple or Google Android. As web services and security standards continue to change – outdated operating systems will experience access and compatibility issues with core UNF services like myWings, Canvas and Office365. Review the upgrade options for your operating system.


Duo logo - Two factors are better than one

Two-factor Authentication

The University has transitioned to two-factor authentication. The purpose of two-factor authentication is to protect your UNF account and personal information. It adds a step to the login process and after entering your UNF ID and password, it requires you to validate your identity by responding to a prompt using a second factor, like a mobile device. If your UNF password is stolen, your personal information can be viewed or altered and the contents of email, OneDrive, Canvas and many other applications are exposed. Two-factor authentication makes it harder for hackers to gain access to your information. Students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni must use Duo to confirm their identity on all the University's single sign-on applications. Learn more on the two-factor authentication webpage and review the FAQs.

New UNF-Wireless Network

Information Technology Services has completed Phase 2 of upgrading the wireless network on campus. Phase 3 is now underway in summer 2020. This upgrade significantly increases the reliability and speed associated with the wireless network and ensures that classrooms and other heavily populated areas have the appropriate number of access points to provide the necessary speed and capacity to support wireless devices. View this web page to see the ongoing progress.

ITS Requests are Easy!

Students, faculty and staff can submit an Information Technology Services request within myWings or at The TeamDynamix tool, gives users status-tracking ability for easier monitoring of progress and resolution of requests. Visit the website to learn how to submit an online ITS request using the interface. In addition to online submissions, the ITS Help Desk may be contacted by phone, e-mail or in-person visit to request assistance.