We are continuing our Office 365 journey, which ensures everyone at Ohio State can collaborate on a wide variety of devices, while keeping your information and Ohio State data secure. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, we will enable some new security settings on Microsoft mobile applications. These settings will affect employees only and student employees with “firstname.lastname@example.org” email accounts; all other student accounts will be unaffected.
Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton was recently asked to join the Educause Policy Advisory Committee, giving Ohio State a more active voice in advising Educause’s policy activities. Her initial term will be a two year commitment.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association that helps higher education elevate the impact of IT. The committee includes senior leaders who can inject a broad, strategic perspective into policy and government relations activities as well as member representatives for whom policy issues are more central to their institutional role.
As part of our Office 365 Transformation Roadmap, we are implementing email improvements throughout the current academic year. Two upcoming enhancements are a new and improved landing page for logging in to email and new URL rewrite security to protect you to from malicious links in emails.
OCIO released a new mobile email solution, Outlook Mobile for iOS and Android, on Friday, June 21. This mobile application provides security protections, while smoothly integrating with Microsoft Office 365 applications.
The Information Security Executive® (ISE®) awards program recently recognized Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton as ISE® North American Executive of the Year in the Academic/Public division. She was honored during the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards held in Chicago on November 8-9.
Beginning on Thursday, October 11 when you log into systems protected by BuckeyePass(link is external) powered by Duo, you will now have the option use a “Remember me for 1 day” feature. Using this feature will enable BuckeyePass to trust that specific device and browser combination for one day, so for that specific device and browser combination, you will only need to authenticate through BuckeyePass once per day for any web application using Shibboleth and BuckeyePass.
As announced last month, BuckeyePass will protect eTimesheet and eLeave beginning on Sept. 30. Since we began expanding the number of applications protected by BuckeyePass(link is external), we’ve heard some concerns about difficulties connecting because of poor cell or Wi-Fi signals. With some advance preparation, there are always solutions.
Weak Cell Service/No Cell Service – your options:
You may have noticed that BuckeyePass, powered by Duo, is being added to more and more Ohio State systems beyond Buckeye Link and BuckeyeBox. Starting September 30, it will be protecting eTimesheet and eLeave, and beginning October 11, that same protection will be added to Carmen and Vita. (The full list of systems behind BuckeyePass can be found at the BuckeyePass site.)
Ohio State is expanding its use of multi-factor authentication in order to increase the level of protection that prevents unauthorized individuals from accessing your information. Adding BuckeyePass to the login process for the Carmen learning management system not only reduces the risk of credential theft—it also helps address academic misconduct.
You’ve probably seen many news stories about Facebook and how it handles your personal data. Many of us rely on the online service to keep in touch with family, plan a vacation, chat daily with friends. We rarely think about the digital footprints we leave, or who would ever want to follow our tracks.
Sure, we knew that being fed advertising was part of the deal to use the platform for free. But how many of us actually read the privacy statement when we started using the service? And how many of us noticed the changes they’ve made over time?