Category: General Announcements
Some exciting updates are coming to the Lync/Skype for Business Instant Messaging and Presence service on Tuesday, March 21. IM and Presence will be available within the Outlook Web App (webmail) to current users of the service. Additionally, users of IM and Presence will be able to communicate with consumer Skype users outside of the university.
The gender gap is a continuing area of focus for higher education, and with good reason considering industry trends. According to Fortune Magazine, the number of women majoring in computer science has decreased over time from 35% in 1990 to only 26% in 2013.
Beginning Wednesday, February 22, there will be a new automated process for requesting University Email Service distribution groups and room/equipment email accounts. This will significantly reduce the turnaround time of account creation.
Last week was Valentine’s Day, a holiday that celebrates romance and love. No doubt the Pew Research Center had this in mind when it released their February 11 study indicating that 15% of Americans adults have used online or mobile apps to find love (http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/02/11/15-percent-of-american-adults-have-used-online-dating-sites-or-mobile-dating-apps/.
Please join us in welcoming Jason Kientz to the Enterprise Security Awareness and Training Team.
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.
On March 31, our Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton will be a featured speaker at Attorney General Mike DeWine’s CyberOhio Business Summit. Helen’s session is entitled, “Security Frameworks: How to Use Them to Improve Business Outcomes.” It will cover common cybersecurity frameworks, with practical details including:
Do you know that feeling you get when you’re driving your car and the “check engine” light comes on? Perhaps it’s just time for an oil change, which maybe can be delayed. Perhaps it is something more serious that requires immediate attention. Often there is no way to be sure without consulting a professional. What a pain.
On Monday, January 23, Apple released the iOS 10.2.1 update which fixes flaws that previously allowed iOS devices to be compromised. If you have any iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod, etc.) it is highly recommended to run the update as soon as possible. More detailed information from Apple can be found here: support.apple.com/en-us/HT207482.