It’s easy to forget your password if you’ve been away from Ohio State for a few months. Now there’s a new, easier way to reset your password by receiving using the SMS text message service on your phone (SMS is “Short Message Service”).
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While Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, the app’s success has been accompanied by a stark reminder that users need to be aware of the risks that mobile apps can pose to their personal safety. Play safe: be aware of the risks posed by access to you Google account information and location services and by the potential for criminals to use their knowledge of PokeStop and Gym locations to target victims.
The Enterprise Security Group manages the SSL certificate process using InCommon as our vendor. It is possible to do wildcard certificates with this process, but only recognized owners of the domain space (i.e. the registered DNAs) may request wildcard certificates for their subdomains.
This is not a mandatory program; units are allowed to purchase from any retailer but OCIO IT Security offers this as a cost saving option with a reputable reseller that we have vetted.
This month we’re celebrating spotlight employee Brian Roesser. Brian works in ODEE, keeping classrooms and Digital Unions up to date. This former police car cleaner is a racing enthusiast, but he’s willing to pump the brakes to spend time with his family. If you don’t see Brian in Enarson, you might want to check alongside a lake or a racetrack. Learn more about Brian with this month’s employee spotlight.
We’re proud to announce the 2016 Ohio State University Cyber Security Day will take place on Thursday, October 20 at the Ohio Union. This year the theme is raising the bar.
Enterprise Security is releasing BuckeyePass, a multi-factor authentication service that provides a second level of protection beyond your usual Ohio State username and password. BuckeyePass is powered by Duo Security, a leading IT security company.
Beginning September 12, all university employees, including student employees, will be required to use BuckeyePass to log in to Employee Self Service within Human Resources.
You’ve heard of encryption and you know it’s something you are supposed to do in order to protect the information on your devices…but do you know how to do it? Encryption changes your information into cipher-text, which is unreadable for those without a password or other type of key (like a fingerprint). Lucky for you, many services and devices automatically encrypt your personal information! Even so, it’s still important to know how to enable encryption to keep your information safe from hackers.
On May 12, Senior Web Data Access Developer Scott Cantor was presented a GEM award for going the extra mile in his work at The Ohio State University. He was nominated for his dedication to excellence on the latest Shibboleth upgrade.
You are likely familiar with Shibboleth—also known as web single sign-on. All university employees and students have encountered this page, asking them to log in with their name.# and password. The behind-the-scenes mechanics of this seemingly simple site are actually a huge undertaking, but Scott keeps this identity software updated and running to ensure it always works for its numerous users.
Scott’s hard work has been noticed outside the university as well. On June 13...
This month, the spotlight falls on OCIO employee Julie Wuebker. This Application and Operations Manager for BuckeyeLearn is loving being a part of the university, especially having the opportunity to help her fellow Buckeyes grow professionally. Julie has worked with wrestlers, trainers, pun writers and theatre folk, yet the OCIO is still challenging enough for her passions. If you happen to run into her at ADC, ask about her superhero children and mad Rock Band skillz. Learn more about Julie in this month’s employee spotlight.