BuckeyePass is Ohio State’s method of multi-factor authentication. This security significantly decreases your risk of being a victim of hacking and identity theft. Having BuckeyePass means cybercriminals now need to have two different items to access your information—something you know (your password) and something you have (like your smartphone).
Author: Beth Varcho
It’s tax time again. Millions of Americans are filing for returns and making plans for how to use the money. Attackers have other ideas for that tax return.
TurboTax promotes itself as the number one, best-selling tax preparation software. No doubt they hold credentials belonging to millions of Americans who have used them for their taxes. Now, officials report an attacker obtained tax return data through a credential stuffing hack on their platform.
If you have group affiliations that allow you to access specific university applications, you’ll benefit from our new Self-Service feature. Self-Service will simplify and speed up the process for requesting access to new groups or removal from a group.
The university provides access to certain applications based upon your group affiliation. Applications include things like motor pool access, JAMF administration, Citrix XenApp, EDM, WOSU allegiance application, childcare applications and many others.
Office 365 is a versatile product, and we are continually reviewing its applications to determine which ones meet our security requirements. We recently enabled enabling Yammer, To-Do, Whiteboard and FindTime for all students and university employees (excluding Med Center, as they have different security requirements). To access these new tools, visit http://office365.osu.edu/.
Ohio State is working to achieve full digital accessibility, an environment where everyone can use content on Ohio State’s websites, web applications and digital offerings.
Join us for a panel discussion on Jan. 28
How private is your electronic data? Privacy is in the headlines – from data misuse claims levied at Facebook, Netflix and Spotify to the release of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in mid-2018. Data Privacy Day, recognized annually on Jan. 28, is a great opportunity to discuss the natural and ongoing tension between personal privacy and the forces that threaten it.
Starting December 12, Ohio State employees can request an Ohio State Amazon Web Services (AWS) account for university business. Ohio State AWS is a viable option for secure, scalable cost-effective computing, storage and database services that can be used for things like research projects, web application hosting, archival file storage and administrative Business Intelligence/analytics.
Ohio State made huge strides in the development of an Ohio State Privacy Program in 2018. First, the team worked diligently to tackle a new European privacy regulation by training dozens of Ohio State staff members, launching a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) working group, and creating and piloting a new GDPR Inventory Tool.
GDPR is a new data protection privacy standard for individuals within the European Union (EU) that went into effect on May 25, 2018. It also applies to the transfer of personal data to organizations outside the EU, including Ohio State.
The Ohio State University's cable TV customers now have access to commercial-free holiday music on channel 12.1 on both Philo Edu (IPTV) and basic digital cable. One or both of these cable services are standard in most university housing areas. Enjoy this programming at at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and administrative offices on channel 24.