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Three new cybersecurity tools/features coming May 1

Author: tidBiTS

Posted on Apr 29, 2019

Category: General Interest , IT Security , IT Announcements , News

Three new cybersecurity tools/features are coming this May to help keep your UNB account safe and secure:

1 – Account login history app

UNB’s login history app shows you all the recent logins to your UNB account so you can keep an eye out for suspicious logins or activity.

To access the app:

  • Faculty/staff: Go to your myUNB Portal > eServices > IT Services > Account Options > Account Login History
  • Students: Go to your myUNB Portal > eServices > Computing > Account Login History

How this helps keep your account safe: by making it easier to verify if someone other than you has accessed your account.

2 – Email notifications when you log in from a new geographical location

Starting May 1, you’ll receive an email notification from the IT Service Desk whenever there is a login to your UNB account from a new region, province or country (with the exception of New Brunswick – you won’t be notified traveling between our campuses).

How this helps keep your account safe: by letting you know right away when someone has accessed your UNB account from an unexpected location.

3 – UNB password minimum length increasing

Starting May 1, the minimum required length for UNB passwords is increasing from ten to 12 characters.

This new rule will only apply the next time you need to change or reset your password (you won’t be forced to reset on May 1).

How this helps keep your account safe: password security is largely determined by length, so a longer password will make your account more secure.

Questions?

Please contact the IT Service Desk

Become more familiar with how to keep your accounts safe – take UNB’s cybersecurity awareness training (Beauceron):