UBC Okanagan Network Security Upgrade

Network Security Upgrades

UBC Okanagan Network Security Upgrade

March 19, 2018

On Friday, March 23, 2018, we will be implementing network security upgrades at UBC’s Okanagan campus for university-based networks (wired connections and ubcsecure wireless). This upgrade will add a layer of protection to prevent unintentional visits to known high-risk websites through the internet.

After the upgrade, if you’re on a UBC network and accidentally click on a link to a high-risk website, your browser will redirect you to a block page. For example, if you receive a phishing email with a link to a fraudulent website and accidentally click on it, you will see the block page.

Please note: This process is automatic and the university is not acting as a censor.  This service will not track individual user website activity.

For more information, including a Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the UBC Cybersecurity Confidential Communications website. (CWL username/password required)

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