UCSF is committed to protecting the security of data, networks, and systems used in support of the UCSF mission. Every person within the UCSF ecosystem plays a critical role in safeguarding our systems from constantly increasing cyber threats.

Beginning with the introduction of Duo, UCSF IT is launching a number of initiatives designed to further protect UCSF systems. We've been making improvements over the last few years, including adding advanced threat detection, scanning our network for vulnerabilities, and preventing access to malicious websites.

Duo Two-factor Authentication Begins in December!
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UCSF requires everyone who accesses the UCSF network through VPN, or uses Outlook webmail, from a remote location, to use Duo two-factor authentication. Duo is an app that prevents unauthorized access by asking you to approve logins.

Questions? Please contact the Service Desk at 415-514-4100 or [email protected].

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