September 1, 2014

Keep Confidential Information Safe

Back in June, we shared an article about physical security. Physical security can sometimes seem “low-tech” and is easy to neglect or ignore, such as leaving sensitive papers in open view ...

August 18, 2014

Technology Update for Fall 2014

Over the summer there were a number of updates made to the technology on campus. The following information details these changes as they pertain to faculty, staff, and adjuncts, and students.

August 1, 2014

Using Social Media Wisely

Facebook, Twitter and other social media can lead to liability for the company, even when used from outside of the workplace and during your own free time. Employee use of social media can ...

July 1, 2014

Updating the Software for Your Devices

Wondering what to do with emails that suggest you download new or updated software? What about those annoying update messages that appear on your device's screen from time-to-time?

June 2, 2014

A New System for Changing Passwords Coming Soon

This is an informational message. No immediate action is required. You do not have to change your password because of this system update. Just follow the regular notifications when your password expires.

June 2, 2014

Physical Security for Hard-Copies and Mobile Devices

One of the main causes of security incidents is lost, misplaced or physically stolen sensitive information, whether in hard-copy or electronic form. This bulletin reviews practices for maintaining physical security of hard-copy information as well as electronic devices ...

May 20, 2014

“Hi, I’m from ITS. I need to look at your computer.”

When someone walks into your office and says that, what’s your first reaction?

May 2, 2014

Microsoft Internet Explorer Fixed

Tuesday, May 1, 2014, Microsoft released a critical update for Internet Explorer. Users are encouraged to run Windows Update to patch their system as soon as possible.

April 29, 2014

Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Microsoft Internet Explorer contains a use-after-free vulnerability. This can allow for arbitrary code execution. Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 are affected.

April 11, 2014

Protect Yourself Against Heartbleed

All users urged to change SVSU network password to ensure protection against the "Heartbleed" vulnerability.

April 1, 2014

Building a Better Password

Frustrated with trying to conjure up a password that no one could guess and that you’re not supposed to write down? You’re not alone. This training bulletin is designed to help. In addition to offering the current "best practice" advice on passwords, some helpful tips are included ...

March 21, 2014

Windows 7 Upgrade Project

SVSU is upgrading all Windows XP computers to Windows 7.

March 18, 2014

Microsoft Announces Windows XP End of Support

Microsoft has announced they are ending support for Windows XP on April 8th. For those that still use it, you should be aware of what this may mean for you...

March 13, 2014

Campus Phishing Alert

We have another round of phishing/spam attempts circulating. This time...

March 6, 2014

Something Smells "Phishy" -- How to Spot Bogus Emails

You have probably heard about "phishing" by now. You have also probably been told to look for clues in emails that indicate that someone may be trying to get personal information from you ...

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