Cybersecurity Awareness Month a Success

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October was Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Office of Security and Compliance (OSC) partnered with security and compliance departments across the university to deliver a month of cybersecurity content. This included webinars, news articles, and sharing best practices information. Each week during the month of October featured a cybersecurity threat prevention tool and explained why they are helpful. While Cybersecurity Awareness Month is over, cybersecurity is a conversation and practice that is relevant every day. Visit the OIT website for more information, FAQs, and resources so that you can take measures to keep your information safe.

Available Tools and Software from OIT

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OIT has been reworking our tools and services and we have more to offer than ever before. You might be familiar with the standard tools provided by the university such as Microsoft Office, Zoom, and Canvas, but are you aware of these other programs that you can access for free or at a discounted rate? Here are some software programs available for faculty, staff, and students that you might not be aware of. For a complete list of the software available to university faculty, staff, students, and healthcare professionals, visit our website.

Adobe Creative Cloud License Availability – New Semester Reminder!

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As part of the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Adobe Creative Campus program, students have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and faculty and staff have access to to a license for only $45 per year. Adobe Creative Cloud has all the heavy hitters for graphic design, video editing, web development, and image editing plus, new cutting-edge programs for animation, 3D design, and augmented reality—more than 30 tools available for desktop, mobile devices, and the web.

How CU Responded During the Recent Global Security Threat

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Universities and businesses around the world were impacted last month by what is being dubbed the most significant cybersecurity vulnerability of the last decade involving Log4j software. CU security teams and system administrators partnered together to mitigate risk and remediate this security problem - allowing students, faculty, and staff the ability to continue learning, teaching, and working.

Standard Access to CU Online Systems Restored

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The temporary restrictions placed on CU online systems during the Log4j global security threat have been lifted and standard access restored beginning Friday, January 7, 2022, at noon. With new safeguards and enhanced monitoring in place, the university is able to safely return to standard operations and restore normal access across all systems. To our knowledge, university data was not compromised.

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