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Students will be required to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), or 2-step verification on some services beginning April 17 for added security.

MFA will be required to access DukeHub, Box, Sakai, and Outlook Web Access (mail.duke.edu) for Office 365. Students are already required to use it for Duke@Work, the Virtual Private Network (VPN), Virtual Computing Manager (VCM), and Teer Lab machines.

Direct communications have begun going out to students about the new requirement from the IT security office.

If you have any questions, please ask the OIT Service Desk at 919-684-2200 or the IT Security Office at security.duke.edu.

Duke IT Security Office offers tips and resources to protect your identity in this DukeToday article.

Our presenters: Blyth Morrell, Kyle Skrinak & Iain Hadgraft

Miss today’s session, “Securing your website at Duke: Best practices for communicators and developers”? Watch a session recording online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording.

Resources: Web Security Resources (PDF)

Additional Training: Additional “Securing your website at Duke: Best practices for communicators and developers” training sessions will be held Tuesday, March 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Duke University session will be in Perkins 217, and the Duke Health session will be in University Tower 118.  

Registration is required:

In 2017-18, the Duke Digital Initiative (a collaboration between OIT and Learning Innovation) gave away over 500 SparkFun Inventor’s Kits for Photon Internet of Things (IoT) kits to students on campus to encourage open exploration of IoT technologies and maker approaches to problem solving.

This event will showcase projects of students who created (or tried to create) something with their kits or using other IoT components. Prizes will be given to the best projects. All Duke students are invited to submit a project by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 using the showcase submission form.

Tuesday, April 3
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Technology Engagement Center (TEC)

Duke faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend to see the projects and to talk to the students who made them. No registration is required to attend; refreshments and door prizes will be available.

Kathy Kleiman, Historian and Internet Attorney

Miss last week’s Women in IT Session, “Shaking up Computer History: The Remarkable Story of Women Programming Pioneers”? Watch a recording of the welcome and Q&A online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording.

Watch the award-winning “The Computers” Film in 2 ways:

  1. Borrow Great unsung women of computing : the computers, the coders and the future makers from Duke’s Library.
  2. Rent from Vimeo ($5.00)

Additional Resources:


Kathy Kleiman with Computer Science Faculty and Students.

Miss today’s Learn IT @ Lunch Session, “Traveling with Technology Panel Discussion”? A recording will be posted here soon.

Training Materials:

Our panelists: Terrence Rusch (Office of Export Controls), Schuyler Knowles (Global Admin. & Travel Support), Judith Heath (OIT)

Important Online Resources:

Our presenter: Debrah Suggs (OIT Collaborative Services)

Miss yesterday’s Learn IT @ Lunch Session, “Be a Box Superstar – Manage Your Project Work Like a Pro?” Watch the session recording online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording. Session slides (PPT) are available via Box.

Also, check out the this lynda.com tutorial “Managing Projects with Box“.

Want to learn along with other Box users at Duke?  Join the Duke Box Users Group.

Join Kathy Kleiman, Historian and Internet Attorney, for a screening of her award-winning film, “The Computers.”  With 1940s movietone footage and exclusive interviews, this documentary traces the story of six remarkable women who taught themselves to program the ENIAC, the world’s first all-electronic programmable computer, without books (as none existed) as part of a secret WWII program.  While the program became world famous, the women were never recognized and were overlooked for decades.

After the screening, Kathy will hold a Q&A session to discuss the film and her many years of friendship with these invisible programming pioneers.

Thursday, March 1
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

Register online: training.oit.duke.edu/reg

Light refreshments will be provided.

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