This November, we are highlighting financial analyst John Paver. John has been with the OCIO for over a decade, and this former hay baler is happy to be using his brain muscles instead of his back muscles on a daily basis. This spotlight employee loves getting to the root of problems and being able to solve them for our customers. Although he’d rather be a part of his nephew’s pit crew or off racing down the ski slopes, John can be found at ADC tackling the big issues and major upgrade projects. Learn more about the adventurous John Paver.
Let’s be honest. You use the same password for almost EVERYTHING. Maybe you at least have a separate password for personal sites and work-related applications. Maybe. We all know unique passwords are the best practice in cyber security, but how do you remember all those different capital letters, special symbols and passphrases?
The October edition of OUCH!, a monthly security awareness newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, has an answer...
The spotlight this September shines on Associate Director of Identity & Access Management, Rich Nagle. Relatively new to the OCIO, Rich is busy keeping university IDs secure while learning the basics of being a Buckeye. Indiana Jones he is not, but swimming with sharks may be enough to qualify Rich as some type of action hero. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with family and many fish. Continue learning about this new member of the OCIO team.
Beginning Wednesday, August 19, when students, faculty and staff set a Preferred First Name through my.osu.edu, that change will affect one’s email display name and the name shown in the online Find People directory. Read the full article to learn how Preferred First Name will be visible to fellow students, faculty and colleagues.
What would you do if your computer was damaged or destroyed? Or worse, what if someone stole that smartphone that’s loaded with all your personal information? Would you be able to restore your information and rebuild with a new device?
The August edition of OUCH!, a monthly security awareness newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, is all about backup and recovery. The newsletter guides you through...
This August we turn the spotlight on to Senior Help Desk Analyst Extraordinaire, Justin Eyer. This soccer loving sword enthusiast tends to wear many hats, in and out of the office. Among the many duties Justin tackles in the OCIO, one of his favorites is molding his student workers and preparing them for the future. Learn more about this well-rounded and trustworthy (according to Justin) individual in this month’s Employee Spotlight.
One of the benefits of higher education is the collaborative nature of our institutions. We collectively appreciate being able to learn from each other and leverage common experiences. Ohio State frequently receives inquiries from others in higher ed with regard to how we are managing our information and IT security.
For July, the spotlight shines on three-year OCIO vet Patrick Mayer, the sarcastic Senior Security Engineer. Patrick enjoys the daily challenges he battles from Baker, where acronyms (like SEP and MDM) abound. Former photo historian and trapeze guru, this Tennessee native can be found reading a good book and enjoying a craft beer when he’s away from the university (and the kiddos). Read on to learn more about Mr. Mayer in this month’s Employee Spotlight.
Q: What is your role at the OCIO? Senior Security Engineer – Information Protection
In response to requests from many across our community, we recently made system updates that allow you to maintain and display a preferred first name in several systems (SIS, HR, my.osu.edu). These systems can now synchronize and share your preferred first name.
What is a preferred first name?