OIT Newsletter: 2016 Cyber Security Awareness Edition

OIT Technology News
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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The OIT Security Showdown is Friday!

This Friday, we will be hosting our first Security Showdown from 1–3 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. Join us for tips and tricks, and learn how to better protect yourself and the University. We will be offering mini sessions on protecting your identity, a history of keeping others locked out, and reveal our Cyber Security Superheroes. Plus, you can test your cyber security skills at our interactive booths, win prizes, and we will have secure bins for your personal shredding needs.OIT Security Showdown
October 21, 2016
1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Hughes-Trigg Ballroom

Duo now required for my.SMU.Duo

In an effort to protect the University, Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) is required for accessing any part of my.SMU.

Internet Applications, Internet Safety, and You.

As more applications are run from the internet, rather than installed locally on a device. We have a few key tips for internet safety.

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Fall 2016 Security Report Now Available.

Our fall 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 fraud, how to secure your smartphone, and how our simulated phishing emails help our community learn to spot the red flags of spam and phishing attempts.

IT Shared Services: Quarterly Report Now Available.

As part of our continuing efforts to make as many of our processes as transparent as possible, our third quarter reports for all campus IT departments are now available for your reference.

This Month’s Canvas Corner.

In Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements in Canvas. This month, we cover WalkMe guides, attendance, notifications, and quiz questions.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.