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How to Prevent Zoom Bombing

You may have heard of a practice called Zoom bombing where during a Zoom session, intruders hijack the session by saying or showing inappropriate content.

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UBC Studio Wins 2020 MUSE Creative Award

UBC Studios is the recipient of the prestigious 2020 MUSE Creative Awards competition for the UBC employer branding video "Why We Work at UBC".

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Increased Cybersecurity Controls

In response to increased global threat levels, the UBC Executive is mandating a minimum set of cybersecurity controls for servers, UBC-owned computers and personally-owned computers that meet certain criteria.

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UBC’s Response to Zoom Privacy Concerns

As may have seen or heard, there are a number of articles relating to Zoom security and best practices.

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When to use VPN

Staying connected to UBC is essential while working remotely and you may need UBC’s “virtual private network” (VPN) in order to use some UBC services.

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IT Support for UBC’s Response to COVID-19

As part of UBC’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, UBC IT has developed a number of tips and resources to keep the campus community informed and prepared:

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Privacy and Security Fundamentals Training

  Privacy and Security Fundamentals Training: The fundamental knowledge we all need to protect the privacy & information security of the UBC community. 

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UBC IT Pink Shirt Day 2020

This year, UBC IT participated in Pink Shirt Day for the first time by hosting a selfie photo booth where staff could take pictures of themselves wearing pink.

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Official Opening of UBC CIC Program

On Monday, January 27, representatives from UBC and Amazon Web Services (AWS) celebrated the officially opening of the UBC Community Health and Wellbeing Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) space at the Vancouver campus.

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Sockeye: advanced research computing infrastructure allocations available

UBC researchers in all disciplines are invited to apply to access UBC’s advanced research computing infrastructure, UBC ARC Sockeye. The first application deadline for resource allocation in 2020/21 is January 24, 2020.

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