Category: General Announcements
The 2018 Ohio State calendar, featuring university holidays, semester start dates and commencements is now available from the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. The PDF version is available to download, print and share with colleagues. You can also download the iCal at https://go.osu.edu/2018ical to add the dates to your work calendar or smartphone!
Are your computers, smartphones and tablets up to date? If you’ve been hitting snooze on the latest update, now is the time to let your device patch itself.
Have you ever received a “tech support” call from Microsoft that just didn’t seem on the level? Do you regularly receive emails that may as well have SCAM in the subject line? If you are comfortable with technology and use it frequently, you probably know what to look for and how to protect against most cyber-schemes. However, you probably have friends and family that are not comfortable and who may miss tell-tale signs that seem obvious to you.
You may have heard that Enterprise Security will soon put security in place that will block employees from forwarding their osu.edu email accounts to other accounts outside of the university (this change does NOT affect students, emeriti and non-employee alumni with Lifetime Email Forwarding Service).
Information technology and cybersecurity fields are constantly evolving, making it crucial for professionals to keep up with the most current information, education and trends. Enterprise Security at The Ohio State University is making sure IT professionals within the university and the Wexner Medical Center are at the forefront of these ever-changing fields.
Enter Cybersecurity Days.
In the course of your work for The Ohio State University, you may need to access institutional data that must be kept secure and confidential. To help you understand your responsibilities when handling institutional data, we encourage you to educate yourself by taking training that outlines the university's Institutional Data Policy. This training is recommended for all university employees and it is required annually for anyone with access to restricted data.
Wrapping up the summer with a last-call vacation? What would you do if your phone decides to make a splash when you are poolside? There’s nothing worse than losing all your data – photos, contacts and lists – because your device is hacked, lost, stolen or destroyed. Back up your assets for a faster recovery.