Data security is an ever-increasing concern, and now that Ohio State has outlined best-practice security control requirements that we are all striving to meet, departments are working to find the best way to maximize their resources to meet recommended standards. If you need to strengthen your data center and disaster recovery posture, the OCIO has offsite storage and colocation services that can help you achieve your goals.
In conjunction with the Mobile First project, The Office of the Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce that we will be upgrading current Lync 2010 users to a new Skype for Business service beginning October 5.
Beginning September 12, all HR professionals and university employees will be required to use BuckeyePass along with their Ohio State username and password to access the HR Information System and Employee Self Service (ESS).
The following resources can be used to communicate information about BuckeyePass. For more information, visit buckeyepass.osu.edu.
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:
The information security landscape is ever changing, but you can keep up with regular trips to cybersecurity.osu.edu, a new, one-stop shop for the Ohio State community. You’ll find the same information security data that you’ve always counted on OCIO to provide, as well as the most up-to-date information about security. It’s all in a new, updated interface that’s easy to search and use.
Some questions you can find answers to on the site include:
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”).
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.
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.
The data warehouse modernization aims to make problems -- like incomplete data sets, conflicting information, unavailable or inaccessible data – at thing of the past. The multi-year effort targets improvements to metrics, mashing up of information and data mining.
In a world where all things are going mobile, increasing access is an obvious win for Ohio State. We have some exciting plans to get there.