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IUB students can now use preferred names on IU IDs

What’s in a name? A lot, especially if you can’t use the name you most identify with. Up until recently, students at IU Bloomington had to use their legal names on university identification cards, but that’s all changed now.

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IU’s mobile device security policy is good advice for everyone

Learn more about IU’s mobile device policy and how to secure your device.

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Box@IU approved for restricted data

IU has four types of data classifications to indicate varying levels of data sensitivity. Until now, your Box account could contain two types of data: Public and “University-internal,” which is a bit more sensitive than public and can only be accessed by certain members of the university to conduct university business.

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Don’t get hooked by the latest phishing scam

Many of you received a fake warning about your email quota. Know how to avoid a fake? Here are a few pointers from the Security Office.

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Get secure wireless at member universities

Traveling over the winter break? Be sure to take advantage of IU’s agreement with eduroam, the no-cost, secure roaming access service for the international research and education community.

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Student Windows users: Keep your computer safe and connected

If you’re a student using a computer running Windows, UITS recommends that you run Get Connected to ensure your device is correctly configured to securely access the IU campus network.

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It’s easy to lose a thumb drive. It’s hard to lose a Box account.

Your IU Box account provides 100 GB of file storage and collaboration space that you can access from your phone, tablet, laptop, or any Internet-connected device.

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How it’s done: Connecting to IU Secure

IU Secure is the safe way to get online at IU. If you’re having trouble connecting, the Knowledge Base can help you get on IU Secure no matter what device or operating system you’re using.

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Advanced technical security training available

UITS IT Training is partnering with IT Training Solutions to offer a three-day course at IUPUI (remote attendance is also possible) on mitigating the risk introduced as a result of mobile devices accessing institutional data.

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More IT news and events for November 5, 2014

IU adds data science master’s degree; IU computer scientists receive $5M to develop data analysis tools; CIC Arms of Communication Conference; Plug into the Sun II; Celebrate GIS Day

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When you make the Fort Knox of passphrases…and then forget what it is

Forgetting your passphrase is the number one call the UITS Support Center receives.

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We doubled your Box @ IU account

Box is the place to store and share your files. We noticed some accounts were bursting at the seams, so we doubled the IU account size. Each individual and group Box account can now hold 100GB of documents, photos, videos, Box Notes, creative projects, and more.

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Returning students with Windows devices: Run Get Connected Express

We want to keep your devices and files safe from hackers, viruses, and assorted technology thugs. To do that, we ask that all returning students with Windows devices run Get Connected Express, a speedy fix that will configure your computer to meet IU’s baseline standards for security and network connectivity.

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