- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Several ANR employees have received a phishing email purporting to be from Glenda Humiston. VP Humiston is not asking for gift cards; she uses her UCOP email for work. Please be extra careful to check the sender's email address if you receive emails that look suspicious. If you have questions, you may forward the suspicious email to email@example.com.
The phishing email is shown below:
From: Glenda Humiston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Author: Tu Tran
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jacqueline (Jaki) Hsieh Wojan as ANR's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), effective March 28, 2022. As CISO, Jaki will be responsible for our cybersecurity functions, policies and procedures, including statewide management and protection of ANR's institutional information and IT resources.
Jaki comes to ANR with over 10 years of experience in computer operations and cybersecurity risk management. She is a certified Project Manager, a Certified Scrum Master, and an experienced CISO. In her previous position as CISO at Matica Corp (a computer software design and development company), Jaki oversaw Matica Corp's IT infrastructure, deployed complex systems, vetted third party...
All UC ANR employees must be enrolled in UC ANR's DUO Multi-factor Authentication by Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. This is an additional enrollment specifically for UC ANR, which is separate from UC Davis DUO enrollment that happened few years back.
Increased cybersecurity threats make multi-factor authentication (MFA) essential for securing access to critical UC ANR systems.
Starting Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, MFA DUO will be required, and UC ANR personnel who have failed to enroll will not be able to access any single sign-on application through UC ANR. These applications include the UC ANR Portal and UCPath.
UC ANR personnel should already have received an invitation email from MFA DUO. For more information...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an important method for securing access to critical online systems and is recommended for improving information security across the entire University of California. The application selected to fulfill this security function is Duo.
Once enrolled in Duo, UC ANR personnel will be required to 1) sign in as usual and 2) authenticate with the Duo application, prior to accessing most UC ANR online services that utilize single sign-on, including the UC ANR Portal and UCPath.
UC ANR personnel will be automatically enrolled in Duo using a phased approach. You will receive an invitation email from MFA Duo when you have been added to the Multi-factor...
Higher ed cyberattacks
Cyberattacks on higher education institutions are on the rise. Universities with medical centers and substantial research profiles were identified as the most vulnerable to cyberattack. Federally funded research is also at risk from cyberespionage. According to a recent Pandemic Impact Survey, there is an increase in cyberattacks targeting employees who are working from home.
Since mid-March, there continues to be an increase in the volume, severity, and/or scope of these cyberattacks. Please review what you can do to protect...