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Help Desk Holiday Hours

Beginning December 15th, the IT Help Desk will move to Winter scheduling for hours. Our weekday hours will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The IT Help Desk will also be closed on weekends until the Spring semester. During the … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Authenticate with Duo

It has been several months since the University has required Duo Two-Factor Authentication to connect to secure services like my.SMU. While there are several ways to verify your identity with Duo Security, Duo has recently published an easy-to-read, one-page guide … Continue reading

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Introducing the new Box web experience

The Box team recently announced a new and improved, more personalized user experience on the web that includes a completely rebuilt back-end foundation. With this new experience, you can work with ease:

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Looking Back at the Security Showdown & Security Awareness Month

As we wrap up National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we like to reflect on the impact of technology and how it plays such an integral role in our daily lives—everything from paying bills to controlling our TV lineup is … Continue reading

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OIT Security Showdown Tomorrow!

On Friday, October 21st, we are hosting our first Security Showdown from 1–3 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. Please join us to learn how to better protect yourself and the University. We will offer mini sessions on security topics, … Continue reading

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OIT Newsletter: 2016 Cyber Security Awareness Edition

OIT Security Showdown, Fall 2016 Security Report, IT Shared Services, Duo, and Canvas Corner are just a few of the items highlighted in this month’s newsletter.

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Fall 2016 Security Report Now Available

Our Fall 2016 Edition of the newly revised OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community. In this edition, we discuss Cybersecurity Awareness Month, how ransomware is impacting industries and you, a warning from a victim of a scam, credit card … Continue reading

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The OIT Security Showdown is Next Week!

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we will be hosting our first Security Showdown on Friday, October 21st from 1–3. Join us for tips and tricks, and learn how to better protect yourself and the University. We will … Continue reading

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Duo Required for my.SMU Starting October 10th.

Since April, the University has required Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) for all SMU employees to access the Payroll, time reporting, HR & Benefits areas of my.SMU. Beginning October 10th, Duo will be required to access any part of my.SMU. In … Continue reading

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Our HR Fair Winner & Another Chance to Win

Thank you to everyone that took the time to stop by our booth at the annual HR Fair. We want to congratulate Rebecca Sampson on taking home the Batman Voice Changer Helmet in our booth raffle. Now, just because you … Continue reading

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