May 11, 2015

Update Your Device's Software

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.

April 20, 2015

Visual Hacking: The Eyes Have It

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?

April 17, 2015

Skype for Business to Replace Lync

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.

April 16, 2015

ResNet Wireless Updates Finished Ahead of Schedule

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.

November 20, 2014

Tech Know-How in "Know"vember

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 ...

October 27, 2014

Four Steps to Keep Hackers at Bay

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!

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

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 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?

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