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Wireless Networks at UM: SecureCanes and CanesGuest

  • 2017 - The University of Miami provides two wireless networks for the University community: SecureCanes (for faculty, staff, and students) and CanesGuest (for guests). Faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to use SecureCanes, which has added security to protect the University’s sensitive academic, administrative, and medical records information.



Don't Get Phished - Protect Yourself and Stop Identity Theft

  • 2017 - Phishing is a form of fraud, in which an attacker tries to learn private information (such as login credentials) by masquerading as a reputable entity or person (usually via email).

Stop Scam Phone Calls and Vishing

  • 2017 - Vishing (a combination of the words "voice" and "phishing") is the fraudulent practice of attempting to steal information or gain unauthorized access to your personal information via a telephone call.

New and Improved Features for Office 365

  • 2017 - Learn more about Microsoft Office 365 features that are being added this year, and get links to additional content to help you take advantage of these improvements and additions.



Updates for UM's Cloud-Storage and Collaboration Solutions

  • 2017 - Review new features and updates for the University of Miami's three cloud-based storage and collaboration solutions: Box, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive.

Qualtrics / USurvey Updates


UM Network Update: 802.1x Authentication

  • 2017 - University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) is implementing a new authentication method (802.1x) for wired devices in a phased-approach (a wired device is an electronic device that connects to the Internet through a physical connection). This security enhancement will help validate and ensure authorized access to our UM network.



Meet Microsoft Teams

  • April 2017 - Microsoft Teams, a chat-centered workspace in Office 365, brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place, so everyone has instant access to everything they need. Teams is now available to all faculty, staff, and students through Microsoft Office 365.

Safety Advisory: Avoid Technical Support Scams

  • January 2017 - Take precaution when answering a phone call from an unknown or 1-800 number, or if you see a "help" window pop up in your web browser unexpectedly. These could be technical support scams where a representative is offering to help fix a computer problem or sell you a software license.

University of Miami's VPN Upgrade

  • August 2016 - University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) has completed a virtual private network (VPN) upgrade, which provides the University community with more efficient external connectivity to resources within the University of Miami network.



Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Today!

  • June 2016 - Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is now required for all University of Miami faculty, staff, and student employees. MFA uses a second factor (ex. mobile phone or landline) to authenticate your login - in addition to your CaneID credentials. Since hackers don't have physical access to these devices while attempting to compromise your account, your information is secure.

InfoEd Support Transitioning to the UMIT Service Desk

  • May 2016 - InfoEd customer support will soon be transitioned to the UMIT Service Desk. Once completed, you will be provided with 24/7 support.



Stay Secure: Change Your CaneID Password Online


UHealth Wireless Network Modified

  • December 2015 - As part of the University of Miami’s effort to improve wireless connectivity, the UHealth wireless network at the Medical campus was restricted to those with an account on the Medical domain.

SecureCanes Wireless Network Update

  • July 2014 - As part of the University of Miami’s initiative to improve wireless connectivity, UMIT updated the 802.1x certificate for the SecureCanes wireless network (across all campuses).

UMIT: Give to United Way

  • Did you know that every unrestricted dollar you give to the United Way is worth $2.51 of help to the community? Take a quick look at how far your contribution can really go.

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