Enhancing UVA Research Capabilities
UVA ITS is partnering with the Data Science Institute and the UVA School of Medicine to provide faculty with a new Protected Data Analytics Cluster named "Ivy." This equipment enables analysis of Health System, Medical School Data, and other sensitive information that cannot be analyzed on existing High Performance Computing platforms due to security restrictions. This new computing environment is highly flexible and operates as an on-site secure computing cloud that can be reconfigured to support various research groups.
IT leadership with the support of the Board of Visitors has undertaken a security enhancement program aimed at fortifying the security of data and information stored on University resources and aiding in the prevention of future cyber attacks.
For questions on the Security Enhancement Program, please contact the Chief Information Security Officer, Jason Belford.
Multi-Factor Authentication at UVA
To provide improved user-authentication, Information Security, Policy, and Records Office (ISPRO) will be adding a multi-factor authentication mechanism to NetBadge. Once the new mechanism is in place, users will be able to use their cell phone to verify their identity before accessing sensitive UVA content over the web.
For questions on Multi-Factor Authentication, please contact the Chief Information Security Officer, Jason Belford.
To lower the risk of users falling victim to phishing messages, Information Security, Policy, and Records Office (ISPRO) will be begin conducting regular, non-punitive, phishing simulation exercises.
New Desktop Backup Solution
ITS is implementing a modern desktop backup solution for the UVA Community. This cloud-based solution will provide users across the enterprise with data protection that will limit the risk of data loss due to viruses, ransomware, and hardware failures.
For questions regarding the new Desktop Backup Solution, please contact the Assistant Vice President for User Experience and Engagement, Dave Strite.