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Simplified Lynda.com Login

IT is excited to announce better integration between your Emerson account and Lynda.com. This means you can now log in to Lynda.com using your Emerson username and password via http://lynda.emerson.edu/. If you’ve logged into Lynda.com before, it will merge your existing…

Your Emerson Account Info

In preparation for the upcoming Emerson College mobile app, IT has begun centralizing staff and faculty information across systems. You can see the current state of your information here: http://myaccount.emerson.edu/info/ The result is an aggregated view of your account information,…

Upcoming Changes to Median

Median 6

I’m very excited to announce that there’s a new version of Median coming out next week on Monday, September 1st. The two primary updates are a refreshed interface along with a more versatile backend. The functionality of the site will remain…

The IT Project Center

We’re very excited to announce a new feature of the IT Website: the Project Center. The Project Center is based on our weekly Change Management process, during which we discuss ongoing IT projects and review new project proposals. Integrated into…

Important Security Update Regarding Heartbleed Bug

Yesterday, a massive security flaw (nicknamed “Heartbleed”) was uncovered which compromises secure computer systems across the Internet: at least 66% of websites as well as mail servers and other systems. OpenSSL, a library of security and cryptographic algorithms, was discovered to…

New IT Policies

In an effort to increase transparency and accountability, we’ve worked hard over the last year to expand and document our evolving policies. We recently published the first round of these new policies, which you can read here: http://it.emerson.edu/policies/ Policies like Data Protection and Mobile Device…

Critical Apple Security Updates

We strongly encourage you to update your iPhones, iPads, and Macs running Mavericks as soon as possible! Last week Apple released an update for iOS that fixed “SSL connection verification“, which caused a lot of people to perk up and…

Email Encryption at Emerson

For Data Privacy Month, we’d like to share a little-known feature of our spam filtering software: outbound email encryption. This can protect sensitive information from being viewed by third parties. Anyone with an @emerson.edu address can explicitly encrypt the content…