Cybersecurity Awareness Month Continues: Week 2

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is off to a great start with an informative webinar this week from our Chief Security Officer, as well as a sneak peek into the new Duo two-factor authentication app coming to your mobile device in the next few weeks!

SMU CSO Presents Insightful, Actionable Ways to “Hack Your Brain” for Cybersecurity

SMU’s very own Chief Security Officer, George Finney, hosted a presentation this week on Hacking Your Brain for Better Cybersecurity. George provided great insights on not just the latest cybersecurity trends, but also how simple actions we can do every day can build positive habits to protect ourselves and those around us.

Watch the 'Hacking Your Brain for Better Cybersecurity' webinar'

Duo Two-Factor Authentication Facelift Coming in October

Our Duo two-factor authentication service will soon be introducing an updated mobile app for both Android and iOS. While the core functionality of the app will stay exactly the same, there will be a few design and convenience changes we want to make you aware of. These include:

  • Updating the position of the Approve / Deny buttons so that Approve is on the right, a more natural location.
  • Improving the accessibility of the app, including adding a landscape view, variable font sizes, and improved color contrast.
  • Providing clear guidance on restoring your accounts if you get a new phone.
  • Making it easier to find and manage your accounts with a simpler interface.

Stay tuned for the rest of October for more cybersecurity tips to help you stay safe!

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.