Category Archives: Security Awareness

Security Alert: Windows 10 Upgrade Scam

Microsoft is in the process of releasing their new Windows 10 Operating System. The software will be available to download free of charge. Please read carefully! There are several scams circulating around this new release.  The scammers are pretending to be … Continue reading

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Updating Emergency Contacts in my.SMU

If you haven’t recently, it’s a good time to update your emergency contacts in my.SMU. Faculty & Staff Instructions From the landing page, select Personal Information located under Employee Self – Service. Click on Emergency Contacts. Click Add Emergency Contact. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Forefront Replacement Coming this Month!

Microsoft is discontinuing support for and replacing Forefront, our licensed anti-virus application for SMU Windows machines, with a solution called Endpoint Protection.  OIT will begin deploying this replacement product via LanDesk over the next several weeks. About Endpoint Protection Endpoint … Continue reading

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How to Report SPAM and Phishing at SMU

By George Finney The University receives over 300 million SPAM and Phishing messages ever year. Although majority are stopped, some messages will slip through our filters and arrive in your inbox. If you would like to report spam which has … Continue reading

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Inside.SMU Permissions

How secure is Inside.SMU and who uses it? This webinar will show you how to utilize Inside.SMU’s permissions features for specific audiences. We will explore the differences between Site permissions, and setting up permissions at the Library and List level … Continue reading

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SMU’s Password Reset Tool

This mini-webinar by IT Help Desk Consultant Zach Peterson show you how to enroll and use SMU’s password reset tool.  

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Free & Easy Cloud Backup Solutions

As each semester comes to a close, I like to take stock of all of the documents I’ve written over the last few months and make sure they are backed up. There are plenty of options available to backup and … Continue reading

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What’s Your Crash Plan?

Did you know that SMU has a backup service for University owned, primary computers? CrashPlan Pro is a software application that Faculty and Staff can install on Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms via LanDesk. After installation, it performs a complete … Continue reading

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Identify Online Shopping Scams

By Rajat Shetty During the holiday season, Cybercriminals’ potential victims are often caught up in the frenzy of shopping, finding the best deals, and acting quickly to take advantage of limited offers. Email and social networks are clogged with sales … Continue reading

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Security Training

This October as a part of Information Security Awareness Month we are offering an online training for SMU Faculty and Staff. The training only lasts about 30 minutes; however, it is filled with valuable information that can help protect you … Continue reading

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