Category: In the Know

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! To show Emerson’s commitment to cybersecurity, we are partnering with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), to promote the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign. The campaign is…

Upcoming Changes to Median

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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…

Windows Encryption Update

Last month, we were faced with a challenge when our Windows encryption solution, TrueCrypt, discontinued its development. After further discussion and research, IT has decided to use BitLocker for all Windows disk encryption. We have updated documentation on the IT…

Announcing Windows 8 Installations

Beginning today, IT will be installing Windows 8.1 on new Windows-based computers instead of Windows 7. All new computers with Windows 8.1 will be distributed with a “cheat sheet,” including a link to an instructional guide on our website. You…

eBay security compromise

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Yesterday, eBay announced that one of their databases which contains encrypted passwords has been compromised. While eBay has found no evidence that customer accounts have been affected, they are requiring that all users change their passwords. Each account’s activity will be suspended until the…

Digital Literacy at Emerson College

One of our Help Desk Technicians, Peter Paradise Michaels, wrote the following article for the Emerson College Sustainable Innovation Project: Digital literacy is many things, but in higher education it’s often considered a measure of one’s computer skills and comfort…