October 20, 2014

Stepping Away? Lock Your Computer!

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.

October 13, 2014

Reporting Data Security Incidents

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 6, 2014

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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.

October 1, 2014

Technology Update for October

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.

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 18, 2014

New System for Changing Your Password

Welcome back to SVSU! ITS has updated the Password Self Service (Change Password) website to help you resolve password issues without having to contact the IT Support Center. Password issues can arise if you forget to change your password before it expires or if you simply forget it altogether.

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.

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.