Category: In the Know

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…

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…

Introducing Avaya IP Office

Once upon a time, voice and Internet traffic communicated over different networks. This is the world in which our current phone system was purchased and implemented: about 21 years ago. But now most voice traffic – in fact, most forms…

Extended Median Downtime

Median will be completely shut down starting on December 24th, for a period of (hopefully) only 24 hours. This downtime is required so we can move Median’s massive data store from its current place on an old storage array onto a…