REMAIN VIGILANT! Please Be Aware of an Increase in Cyberattacks at UC Riverside

UC Riverside is a prime target of attacks from cybercriminals, including but not limited to phishing, ransomware, and job offer scams. Some of these attacks have already claimed victims at UCR this year. The financial, mental, and emotional toll of cyber crime is immense, which is why ITS wants to remind the Highlander community to follow cybersmart practices and remain vigilant when using technology. Visit for current security alerts. Visit for cybersmart tips and resources. 


Riverside, Ca –

Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is pleased to announce the upcoming implementation of the first phase of a one-stop-shop for all of your account access needs, launching Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The MyAccount Portal will allow our campus faculty, staff and students to visit a central location to manage account access preferences - change/update your password, manage security questions, as well as provide a pathway to enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication.

Please note the following user experience adjustments:

  • When first logging into the Central Authentication Service (CAS), an additional prompt will appear to choose and answer three security questions – this is a one-time only prompt. Once complete, you will be directed to your intended destination. 
  • The ITS BearHelp will be able to assist those requesting a password be reset (once identity is verified). Additionally, a new self-service reset option will be available for those users who have set up security questions.
  • Those wishing to enroll in MFA can do so from this portal and will be directed to the existing enrollment page at Come Winter 2019, MFA enrollment functionality will be integrated into the MyAccount portal as it will be required for all campus users (regardless of affiliation).

Users can visit the self-help documentation at ServiceLink or contact BearHelp at (951) 827-IT4U (4848) or for additional information and detailed instructions. 

Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is committed to continuously improving UC Riverside’s technology services and we thank you for your continued support as we work to enable campus success.