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Category: General Announcements
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.
Android version 7.1 (Nougat) was recently released, and users of the OS are now required to have a validated certificate to connect to osuwireless. Currently, only Google Pixel phones and tablets are running 7.1, but it is likely that other devices will soon be receiving the OS.
Through many mentions shared on both the outward facing ODEE and OCIO news blogs over the past several months, it’s fairly common knowledge that Ohio State is adopting Canvas as the new learning management system (LMS) behind Carmen. For those looking for a quick view of where we are with Canvas adoption and where we are headed, check out the graphical timeline on the Canvas Adoption page.
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.
The university has determined that Workday’s Human Capital Management (HCM) and Student system functionality would indeed serve the university well. Our project sponsors, Provost Bruce McPheron and CFO Geoff Chatas, have asked the project team to evaluate what it would take to expand our original Financials focused project to also include Human Resources and Student systems.
To be clear, the final decision on whether to transition to Workday Enterprise won’t be made until after we complete the evaluation of what realignment would look like, so we must simultaneously continue our momentum on the Financials Project.
The project team has initiated a planning phase to evaluate how Ohio State could realign from a Financials-only project to an Enterprise solution. We are leveraging the existing project structures and plan on completing the Realignment Phase by the end of January.
Is Santa bringing you a new smartphone, smartwatch or tablet this year? If so, make sure you know what to do with your old device before trading it in. There might be sensitive information on that ancient device you’d rather not share with the future owner or the retailer who recycles smartphones of Christmases past.
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!