This month, John Muir from ODEE is in the spotlight! This instructional designer works with online degree programs, and he loves being able to shape the direction of the online learning experience. This former robot, kilt-wearer and rock star is also a fan of eco-horror-sci-fi books and symphony orchestras. You can find him in St John Arena designing courses or at Arepazo eating Latin American food…or across the border in Latin America! Learn more about John in this month’s employee spotlight.
Category: General Announcements
Each year we recognize outstanding student employees with the Barbara A. Glenn Student Scholarship Award. For 2016, the OCIO and ODEE culture teams voted to select two winners, since there were so many excellent nominations. The following two students were each awarded $500 towards their tuition and other fees.
You are likely a pro at spotting phishing emails—the ones with poor grammar, asking you to log into your bank account through a suspiciously long link. But how do you defend against fraudulent emails that appear to be coming from the CEO? Your boss? Someone from a company you regularly do business with?
While it’s true that there are many great reasons to have qualified IT professionals distributed across the university, it’s also true that all these professionals working together on common IT solutions can yield a better overall IT experience for Ohio State students, faculty and staff. Over the past 18 months, the IT Partnership Council, a group of IT leaders from units across the university, has articulated a common vision and direction for IT that is summarized in the University IT Strategy. Th
An ongoing challenge to managing information security at Ohio State is making sure university organizations comply with federal and state regulations regarding privacy and security. That’s why Enterprise Security has released updated versions of Ohio State’s Information Security Standard (ISS) and Information Security Control Requirements (ISCR).
We want to alert Ohio State students to a fraudulent scheme involving a third party offering to pay your Ohio State tuition charges in order to save you money. This information has also been shared with students by Ohio State Enrollment Services.
In this scam, a person asks for your Ohio State username and password to pay your tuition charges by credit card. Once you receive a confirmation of the credit card payment, you are instructed to send the person a wire transfer payment or a check for that amount less 5 percent.
Despite receiving a confirmation of the credit card payment, the payment is fraudulent and will eventually be rejected by the credit card company, leaving you with a balance still due to Ohio State.
Beginning August 17, there will be a new automated process for university employees to request Instant Messaging and Presence (Lync). As previously announced, The Office of the Chief Information Officer will no longer be automatically provisioning all university employees to receive the service.
Current IM and Presence users will not need to take any action. This request process is only for the following types of users who do not currently have IM and Presence capabilities:
It’s easier to be comply with legal and regulatory requirements if you’re aware they exist. In the Information Security Standard, LEG1.1 legal and regulatory review requires that organizations periodically perform a cyber-legal review, to ensure they keep up-to-date with applicable laws and regulations. To assist Ohio State organizations with that task, Enterprise Security is pleased to offer this course presented by cyber-legal expert Chris Ingram who explains the current regulatory environment and changes that everyone need to be aware of.
This August the spotlight falls on SIS developer Chris Palmer. This 6-year Buckeye loves solving puzzles and working with his Enterprise Applications cohort. He’s held a wide range of jobs, but he gave in to the call of technology (even passing up laser tag!). When he’s not at Airport Drive, you can find him noshing on brunch at Northstar Café or heading as far west as his motorbike will take him. Get to know your OCIO comrade, Chris Palmer, in this month’s employee spotlight.