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. 


Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is pleased to announce that UCR’s primary authentication systems—Central Authentication Service (CAS) and Shibboleth—will be upgraded on Friday, July 10, at 10pm.


How Do These Upgrades Benefit UC Riverside?

Upgrading to the latest releases of these systems significantly improves our risk mitigation efforts, further securing campus data and systems. As an added benefit, users will experience a more streamlined and tailored look and feel.

How Will My User Experience Change?

In terms of functionality, you will not experience any changes. You will continue to log into CAS with your UCR NetID and password, and validate your identity with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Visually you’ll experience a polished login screen that showcases the UC Riverside logo, Bell Tower, and color scheme:

CAS 2020 login


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