ITS plans security awareness blitz

In observation of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Information Technology Services has devoted its October issue of Technology News to issues such as understanding data encryption and password security. In addition, ITS will send out weekly e-mails on computer security best practices. Download the newsletter (PDF format) to read more.

In other news, ITS’ Security Awareness Poster Contest returns for its second year. The top 12 entries will appear in the 2008 SMU Aware calendar. Send in your design by Nov. 3; learn more about art guidelines and technical requirements at the Poster Contest home page.

Meanwhile, Office 2007 is now being deployed to campus PCs. Visit for more information on the software and available online training.