OIT Technology News: 2017 Cyber Security Awareness Month Edition

OIT Technology News

2017 HR/CyberSecurity Fair, Fall Security Report, MOS Certifications, and a feature on Machiko Hollifield are just a few of the items highlighted this month.

SuperPeruna Learn to be your own Superhero!

The 2017 HR/CyberSecurity Fair is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Human Resources and the Office of Information Technology. The Fair will feature many of the elements we all look forward to each year, plus educational sessions, games, and resources designed to help you stay safe online and with your digital life.

OIT Security Report 2017 Summer Edition Fall 2017 Security Report Now Available

Our Fall 2017 edition of the OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community. In this edition, we discuss cyber hygiene and the Internet of things, introduce a new “Ask Ms. Security” column, plus see how to spot fake news.

Get MOS Certified MOS Certification Pilot Update

In our first week alone, over 100 faculty, staff, & students have signed up to participate in the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Pilot.

Instructurecon Logo The Internet of Things: Securing Your Smart Devices

Smart devices are a wonder of modern technology, but before taking the plunge, you should be prepared to secure these devices.

OIT Security Report 2017 Summer Edition OIT Spotlight: Machiko Hollifield, Statistical Software Support Specialist

In this month’s OIT Spotlight, we meet Machiko Hollifield, the SMU Statistical Software Support Specialist for Academic Technology Services.

ManeFrame 2.0 New Campus Technology Idea Form

Have you ever had a technology idea which could improve experiences at SMU?

OIT, in partnership with the Academic Technology Council, announces a new web tool for submitting institutional technology ideas.

Minimizing Delays: New Account Permission Request Forms

To streamline processes for requesting, approving and assigning access for new employees to email, Box, Sharepoint, my.SMU, network drives and other platforms, last year the Office of Operational Excellence established the Account Permissions Initiative earlier this year. In August, the initiative team launched a series of new account permission request forms available via help.smu.edu.

Tech Tip: Student & Faculty/Staff Software Discounts

Being a student or employee at a university certainly has its advantages. One advantage is the discounts on computer software and hardware.

Upcoming Sitecore Clinic

Drop in anytime during our Sitecore Clinic on November 14th to get your questions answered about using Sitecore. This Q&A session is not a class, but an opportunity to receive general help with Sitecore.

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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.