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Email and information security

Electronic identity theft, viruses and malicious software distributed through email, websites, or unauthorized applications put the university and you at risk. The University of Manitoba provides anti-virus, anti-SPAM and other tools to reduce unsolicited emails sent to your inbox and to protect devices and systems. Report suspected spam or phishing emails, phishing incidents, viruses and malware, and request support for confidential incidents.

Lost or stolen devices

All students, staff and faculty must report lost, or stolen computers, tablets, laptops, mobile devices, portable hard drives and USB memory sticks that contain restricted or protected university information or that connect to the university’s network.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

The University of Manitoba requires everyone to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to sign in to university services and applications. Request assistance with setting up MFA, report an MFA connection issue, or request a token for MFA.

Virtual private network (VPN)

Remote Access allows you to securely connect to the university networks and systems while off campus through a virtual private network. Request information and notify IST if you experience difficulties using VPN services.

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IST Service Desk walk-in service
123 Fletcher Argue
University of Manitoba, Fort Garry
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Join the queue: Fort Garry WaitWell or text your name to 431-631-0844

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University of Manitoba, Bannatyne
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Join the queue: Bannatyne WaitWell or text your name to 431-631-6555