This January, Systems Administrator David Chuha is in the spotlight. A Columbus native and Buckeye for Life, he spends his days in the OCIO improving infrastructure and working with a variety of our teams. A computer lover since childhood, David has been enjoying the daily challenges and ongoing projects he has been working on for the past year. When he’s not working all day or through the night during a maintenance window, he is likely to Netflix and chill or head out to Lindey’s for a nice dinner. Learn more about David Chuha with this month’s Employee Spotlight.
Identity theft is an important issue year-round, but tax season calls for heightened vigilance among those filing online. According to the United States Department of Justice, in 2013 “over 5 million tax returns were filed using stolen identities, claiming approximately $30 billion in refunds.”
We don’t want your identity to be one of those stolen for fraudulent tax returns, so we’re sharing useful tips from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that can help keep your identity safe this tax season.
This December, the spotlight shines on Java developer Richard Atwood. This former equestrian has spent over 10 years in the OCIO, making people’s jobs easier by designing intuitive applications. He loves helping users solve their problems at work, and the fixing continues at home where he can be found tinkering and renovating around the house. Learn more about Richard with this month’s employee spotlight.
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...