For individuals using Pearson products that require a username and password, Pearson stores passwords in plaintext. This means that if you forget your password and request that it be sent to you, it is sent unencrypted without protection.
Every morning Monday through Friday, what's more than likely the first thing you do when you arrive at work? Hang up your coat? Pour yourself a cup of coffee? Talk about last night's episode of Game of Thrones with your coworker? Okay, maybe not everyone does that. Checking email is probably high up on everyone's list.
The ITS website is changing. We are moving most of our content into the mySVSU Portal. Some information will remain public, like how to contact the Support Center for help and the Newsroom, and the rest will go in to the Portal, like workshop handouts, lab requests, and other information for SVSU students and employees.
Cyber thieves are constantly discovering software vulnerabilities to attack. Through such holes, malware can be installed on a device — YOUR device — without you knowing simply by visiting an infected web page or opening a malicious file. The malware can then be used to compromise computer systems.
Someone looking over your shoulder is not a comforting feeling. Think about where it can happen. You can be on a plane flipping through a magazine, at a coffee shop reading the news on your laptop, or at the office reading emails. Wait a second. At the office reading emails?
In recent months, Microsoft announced that Skype would be replacing Lync as the collaboration product in Office. Branded at Skype for Business, it will soon be coming to a computer near you.
ITS Executive Director, Jim Maher, announces that the ResNet Wireless Project Team has completed the installation and activation of the new wireless solution in all of the residential units. The project was completed two months ahead of schedule.
Wow! Can you believe that the Fall Semester is nearly over? Winter is fast-approaching, and soon the holidays will be upon us. While change is inevitable, some things still remain the same in the world of technology ...
Don’t forget that tomorrow is the cyber security presentation by a visiting FBI specialist. The talk will be in the Ott Auditorium from 1-2pm. Come one, come all, come learn about how to keep yourself safe with technology!
A few of the past posts in the ITS Newsroom have talked about physical security and making sure that confidential information is kept that way – confidential. Don't leave important papers out in the open unattended. Password protect your devices.
Even after taking the right precautions, accidents happen, systems fail, people are fooled, and sensitive data may be compromised. Prior to such an occurrence, it is important to know what to do when a data security incident occurs. All potential security incidents involving sensitive information should be reported immediately.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. At the end of the month, we have an FBI specialist coming to campus to talk about cyber security and how to keep yourself safe with technology. The presentation will be Tuesday, October 28 from 1-2pm in the Ott Auditorium.
It's October! Hopefully you've gotten into the swing of things for Fall semester. As a follow-up to August's Technology Update, we have some new information about two systems on campus.
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 ...
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.