The University of Delaware Faculty Commons Book Club will meet at noon, Wednesday, March 15, to discuss Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation.

Where Good Ideas Come From uncovers the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation and the history of innovation across time and disciplines. This month’s book was selected for its broad appeal to anyone interested learning about the history of innovation and to those working collaboratively to solve the grand challenges of today.

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The First Friday Roundtable series at the University of Delaware continues on March 3 with “Teaching and Learning Grants @ UD,” a program highlighting many of the teaching and learning grants that are available to UD faculty.

From 3:30-5 p.m. in 208 Gore Hall, UD faculty and staff will briefly introduce grant programs focused on improving teaching and learning. Following the introductions, they will answer questions from faculty who are interested in potentially applying.

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Phase I of 2017 Secure UD Training being rolled out to employees

The 2017 Secure UD Training, announced last month, is being released to University of Delaware employees this week.

Secure UD Training, introduced in 2014, is the University’s information security awareness training program. It’s a modular, online and self-paced program that empowers employees by providing the knowledge and skills to address cybersecurity risks and protect themselves and the University community.

The University refreshes Secure UD Training annually in order to keep the campus community aware of cyber threats and the best practices for protecting community members from them.

Following last year’s format, 2017 Secure UD Training will be delivered in phases that organize training modules into shorter, more convenient chunks.

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2FA required for UD seniors

Effective Monday, March 6, members of the Class of 2017 will be required to use 2FA when they log in to UD services.

Requiring students to use 2FA to protect their accounts and information is being phased in by class year. New students are already required to sign up for 2FA during their enrollment process. The Class of 2017 is next (March 6), then the Class of 2018 (April). The classes of 2019 and 2020 will be required to use 2FA in the fall.

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Phase I of 2017 Secure UD Training will be released next month.

In 2016, stories about high-profile cyberattacks on targeting businesses, schools and even government officials flooded the news. Unfortunately, these trends are continuing; hackers and other cybercriminals are always looking for ways to steal information or even devices.

In order to protect the campus community from increasing cyber threats, the University of Delaware is refreshing Secure UD Training for 2017. Ongoing security training helps keep the community aware of cyber threats and the best practices for protecting members from them.

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