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.
Category: General Announcements
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!
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) replaced Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) as the preferred Wi-Fi encryption method in June 2004. OCIO has been supporting both AES and TKIP encryption for osuwireless, but will be doing away with TKIP at midnight on December 20. After that time, users will no longer be able to connect to osuwireless using TKIP.
Ohio State is constantly maintaining and updating its campuses to make a great first impression on incoming and potential students and their families. The impression we make online is equally important.
Cybersecurity offers fun and challenging careers, and shows like Homeland, CSI Cyber and Mr. Robot have made it cool.
But to really captivate the security geniuses of tomorrow, observing isn’t enough. They want to get involved and be challenged. That’s idea behind CoolTechGirls’ Think Like a Hacker event on Dec. 3.
This November, the spotlight is shining on OCIO employee Nick Rotonda. He’s a java engineer (sadly, NOT a fancy coffee creator) on the Web & Mobile team. Although he loves working with the people at Ohio State, he would jump at the chance to get away to a beautiful beachy island. When he’s not delving into web frameworks in OCIO, Nick can be found exploring local bars and frequenting his favorite pizza shop. Learn more about Nick in this month’s employee spotlight!
The Office of the Chief Information Officer’s Networking and Enterprise Security teams are collaborating to modify how devices compromised by malware and other security threats are suspended from OCIO’s wireless networks. Affected networks include osuwireless, WiFi@OSU and eduroam.
Previously, Ohio State accounts were prevented from authenticating on osuwireless and eduroam from any device regardless of which device had been compromised.
Did you know there are just a few basic steps you can take to keep your devices and information secure? All you need to remember is that you are the most powerful defense against hackers. Just know, with great power comes great responsibility.
Have you ever received a suspicious email from someone claiming they work for the IRS? Or an out-of-place phone call that asks you to respond to the IRS immediately? What about an unexpected text with an attached tax form? You’re not alone!