It’s everyone’s job to keep the data entrusted to the university secure, but there are tools that can help us fulfill that responsibility. You can read more about these tools in Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton's interview with EdTech Magazine, where she explains end-point protection and Ohio State’s implementation of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP).
Box will soon release a redesigned “preview” experience for users. You will still be able to preview files on BuckeyeBox without downloading, but the overall look will be a little different and some functionality will change.
The new experience is scheduled to roll out to users over the next couple weeks. Want to get an early preview? Check out these screenshots for an early look; these screen give you a point-by-point overview of the changes. Here’s a brief overview of the changes:
Picture a room lined with metal racks filled with electronics, miles of cables and thousands of square feet of polished tile floors all locked away behind secure physical barriers. After a great deal of analysis and strategic planning, this is the site that Ohio State has chosen for its new, upgraded data center. Partnering with the State of Ohio, we are in the process of moving our most critical data assets from our current aging data center into the State of Ohio Computer Center (SOCC).
“What makes online gaming so engaging is that you can play and communicate with others from anywhere in the world. Quite often, you may not even know the people you are playing with. While the vast majority of people online are out to have fun just like you, there are those who want to cause harm.” - Jake Williams of Rendition Infosec
The March edition of OUCH!, a monthly security awareness newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, shares advice on protecting yourself and your family when gaming online. Learn more...
WiFi has become a necessity: staff want it; faculty require it; students demand it. We expect a secure connection wherever we go on campus. We get frustrated when the connection is too slow, we can’t connect or when we lose signal.
Planning a trip to another university? Now Ohio State students, faculty and staff have a new option for connecting securely throughout the U.S. and abroad --the eduroam network. Created in by European universities in 2003, the network allows you to access a secure, encrypted connection at any participating eduroam universities without having to gain guest credentials. There are thousands of eduroam hotspots to join, eliminating data roaming charges.
Before You Travel
OCIO resources spent numerous hours on the HR/SIS PeopleSoft upgrade last year, but that shouldn’t overshadow the numerous other projects that were brought to market in 2014. Here are 10 of the most significant things you can do today -- that you couldn’t before 2014.
Students use it to check schedules, find buildings and get an update on bus arrivals. But the Ohio State app can make users’ lives even easier – in ways they may not even know about. Not only has the app improved constantly since its July 2011 debut, but a number of new capabilities were also added during 2014, giving users access to more robust features at their fingertips.