Here's a quick list of some simple things you can do to ensure that your mobile devices are running with at least some security. All of these steps are free and raise the bar on both unauthorized use of your device and the integrity of the applications you're running on them. The goal is not to make your device impenetrable, but to raise the bar.
Security Tips for Android Devices
- Turn on disk encryption (not explicitly tied to PIN/screen lock).
- Use biometrics (fingerprint scan) for unlocking normally with a longer passcode (instead of a 4-character…
Mobile devices have become one of the primary ways we communicate and interact with each other. The power of a computer is now at our fingertips, allowing us to bank, shop, view medical history, attend to work remotely, and communicate virtually anywhere. With all these convenient features come added risks, but here are some tips to protect your devices and your personal information.
- Password-protect your devices. Protect your data and remote wipe your device if it's lost or stolen by enabling passwords, PINs, fingerprint scans, or other forms of authentication. …
A unique collaboration between The University of Texas System Police and UT Austin researchers has produced a science-based, victim-centered blueprint for law enforcement to respond to sexual assault cases at all 14 UT institutions.
It likely is the first time a university system police department has implemented sexual assault response training and protocols based on scientific research by a major university.
Heard a rumor about the new building you aren't sure is true? Want an update on the construction? Want to see updated pictures of the construction? Want to see the live feed of the construction as it happens?
Go to the OneUTSystem Site and Ask Paul! Paul Cravens is the owners representative for the building and is eager and ready to answer any and all questions you have about the new building!
March has arrived and Wellness is focusing on supporting our neighbors! UT System Administration is responsible for two Meals on Wheels and More routes on Fridays. Can you help us? It is easy to share one hour (yes, as little as one hour per month) of your time with our neighbors in need. Email Trish Meloncon to learn how you can get involved, and check out the details on the Wellness website! Looking forward, get excited for our Activity Challenge! May 5 – June 15, registration…
Smartphones and other mobile devices play an important part in many people’s everyday lives. A mobile device often serves as a control center for our daily lives, allowing us to stay organized communicate with family, friends, and colleagues, among others. Your mobile device probably contains information you consider vital and personal.
Unfortunately, you are not alone in placing a high value on the information contained on your mobile device. To criminals, it is not just your device that is valuable, the information on your phone is worth just as much as its resale…
Wellness is always up to something new and this month is introducing System Service – our initiative to offer employees consistent ways to give back to our community. System Service includes How Do You Serve? where we highlight UT System Administration employees who are passionate about giving back and how you can join them…and share your story too! Remember to wear red on Friday, February 5 and join the System-wide Heart Walk at your building at 10:00am on…
UT System Administration Employees;
Form 1095-C will be distributed to current and former employees, retirees and other covered individuals by March 31, 2016. You will receive additional communication prior to distribution. You are not required to wait for Form 1095-C before filing your income tax return.
What is Form 1095-C?
This form provides information about the university’s health insurance offer and months of coverage for employees, retirees, and other covered individuals. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most individuals to have qualifying…
Your W-2 is ready!
Please find the the directions for retrieving your W-2 from the System Administration PeopleSoft system (for January 2015 through December 2015 paychecks). Additionally, you can find information from OTIS about using Duo for Two Factor Authentication. Please remember some browsers may see the W-2 PDF as a pop-up and you may need to turn off your pop-up blockers…
It’s Tax Season and Fraud is Rampant!
The UT System Office of Information Security wants you to be aware that several System Administration staff members received a fraudulent "phishing" email on January 20, 2016 designed to aid criminals in stealing people's identity. The email came with a web form attachment that very convincingly represents an IRS communication. It is important to note that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information.
What Action Should You Take…
UT System Administration Wellness is here to support you! The new Wellness website has been created so you can access information on demand. Information for you to be your best self, in one convenient and accessible place, when YOU want it. Start exploring now - on this site you will find information about free fitness classes, tobacco cessation programs, discounts, resources for financial guidance and much more!
Wellness Website: https://www.utsystem.edu/sites/wellness
Congratulations on your new tablet! This technology is a powerful and convenient way to communicate with others, shop online, watch movies, play games and perform a myriad of other activities. Since your tablet will most likely become an important part of your life, even perhaps replacing your computer, please read on for some key steps you should take to keep your tablet and your information safe and secure.
Help you to improve and maintain your vitality is the name-of-the-game for UT System Administration Wellness. This guide will give you a brief summary of our programs and resources and how you can find out more!
Michael Heidingsfield, Director of Police, met with the Ambassadors on November 11th to discuss the changes to the concealed handgun laws and how these changes will affect The University of Texas System Administration and institutions.
If you want to know more about these changes, contact your Change Ambassador.
Recent Legislation Changes Impacting the Carrying of Handguns
Two bills related to the carrying of handguns passed in the last legislative session:
As you can see, UT4U has received a major facelift and we are excited for its launch. We look forward to your feedback and suggestions so we can continue making UT4U a great tool and resource for UT System Administration employees.
Please send feedback and suggestions for improvement to Sarah Pekar.