News for Current graduate students

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

[Isthd] NETWORK ALERT - [2021-02-23] VPN - Maintenance - Cisco AnyConnect VPN client update

What is happening? On Tuesday February 23rd, a new Cisco AnyConnect package will be enabled. Users connecting to the VPN after 7:30 AM will have their client updated automatically.

The new version will be available to the Vanguard testers group tomorrow, February 18th, and to the Software Center on Friday February 19th for all Software Center clients.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

[Isthd] Phishing scam reported - February 3

What is happening? The email below was sent to University of Waterloo members this morning. If you have received this email, do not click any links and do not reply.

What should I do if I have received this email? Suspected fraud attempts should be reported to the Security Operations Centre at soc@uwaterloo.ca. Reports of successful fraud should be directed to UW Police Services at uwpolice@uwaterloo.ca.

Monday, January 18, 2021

[Isthd] Launching new email threat protection tool - January 25

What is happening? As part of the Email Improvement project, the University is transitioning to a new email security vendor, Cisco, to replace the current email threat protection tool, Proofpoint, with Cisco's Email Security (CES) solution.  
 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Phishing scam reported - November 3

What is happening? The email below was sent to University of Waterloo members this morning. If you have received this email, do not click any links and do not reply.

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Implementation of mandatory two-factor authentication (2FA) postponed until November 17

  • Implementation of mandatory two-factor authentication postponed until November 17
  • You are strongly encouraged to enrol now due to a significant increase in phishing activity
  • If you do not enrol your device with Duo Security by November 17, you will not be able to access 2FA supported systems
  • The Duo Mobile App is the most secure and convenient 2FA option
     

2FA token shipment delay causes implementation date to be postponed

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