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.
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!
Enterprise Security has taken a number of steps to cultivate the cybersecurity professionals of tomorrow. Most recently, the team helped host Cooltechgirls’ “Think Like a Hacker” event in early December.
After a short program explaining the security aspects of geocaching, participants worked through a cybersecurity activity that challenged them to use their newly-gained knowledge to tackle a problem similar to one that a security professional might need to solve in real life.
The university community is incredibly diverse, with every conceivable nationality, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical capability and socio-economic background imaginable. Numerous studies show that teams with varied backgrounds enjoy more effective problem solving and fewer service gaps.
This month’s spotlight employee comes from shared services across OCIO and ODEE. You’ve heard her name and read it on emails, but you may not have met this Wes Anderson-loving writer. She dreamed of being a fossil finder, but lucky for us, digging up new ways to communicate to students also keeps her satisfied. Meet Mount Hall Move Admiral Grace Buchholz in this month’s employee spotlight!
Ohio State is constantly maintaining and updating its campuses to make a great first impression on incoming and potential students and their families. The impression we make online is equally important.
This November, the spotlight is shining on OCIO employee Nick Rotonda. He’s a java engineer (sadly, NOT a fancy coffee creator) on the Web & Mobile team. Although he loves working with the people at Ohio State, he would jump at the chance to get away to a beautiful beachy island. When he’s not delving into web frameworks in OCIO, Nick can be found exploring local bars and frequenting his favorite pizza shop. Learn more about Nick in this month’s employee spotlight!
This month, John Muir from ODEE is in the spotlight! This instructional designer works with online degree programs, and he loves being able to shape the direction of the online learning experience. This former robot, kilt-wearer and rock star is also a fan of eco-horror-sci-fi books and symphony orchestras. You can find him in St John Arena designing courses or at Arepazo eating Latin American food…or across the border in Latin America! Learn more about John in this month’s employee spotlight.
This August the spotlight falls on SIS developer Chris Palmer. This 6-year Buckeye loves solving puzzles and working with his Enterprise Applications cohort. He’s held a wide range of jobs, but he gave in to the call of technology (even passing up laser tag!). When he’s not at Airport Drive, you can find him noshing on brunch at Northstar Café or heading as far west as his motorbike will take him. Get to know your OCIO comrade, Chris Palmer, in this month’s employee spotlight.