Are you getting ready to travel for spring break? You’ve probably thought about measures for your own personal safety, but don’t forget the safety of your mobile devices! Be sure to pack the sunscreen for yourself and the encryption software for your smartphone.
Author: Randi Honkonen
Have you ever received a strange message from a “friend” on Facebook, asking you to share a password or join their new business venture? Maybe they asked some seemingly innocent questions, like your current address, first pet’s name, mother’s maiden name, father’s middle name… if this sounds familiar, you may have been a target of social engineering.
Chief Information Security Officer, Helen Patton, recently took part in the “Gender and Diversity in Information Security” panel at Internet2’s 2016 Technology Exchange. As part of this panel, she shared information about the gender gap in STEM careers in the United States, and in particular, the lack of female representation in information security roles.
Internet2 is a collaborative group of researchers and educational institutions, brought together to find innovative solutions to technology challenges, including the lack of diversity in technology careers.
This month the spotlight shines on ODEE application developer, Vedu Hariths. This former pharmacy assistant has been with Ohio State for nearly eight years, and he says we’re the best group of people he’s ever worked with (d’awww). He left India for Ohio to avoid death-by-crocodile (and perhaps to work on his PhD). When he’s not at Mount Hall, this wildlife enthusiast can be found eating El Vaquero, trekking the Serengeti or watching super hero movies with his two boys. Learn more about Vedu in this month’s employee spotlight!
Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton sums up the year 2016 on blog site Medium. She discusses the challenges of keeping up with security and privacy regulations, handling theft of intellectual property and dealing with the recent increase in full-blown cyberattacks.