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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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SciPass will help networks improve data transfer, reduce costs (touch for more >>)

IU networking and IT security experts have joined forces to change the way university networks handle the massive data sets that are crucial to discovery. Their innovation, a software-defined networking (SDN) system called SciPass, makes large data transfers faster and more affordable without sacrificing network security.

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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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Founding CACR Director Fred Cate named to list of Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers (touch for more >>)

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) has named IU cybersecurity expert Fred Cate to its annual list of the country’s Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trail¬≠blazers. Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at IU has spent his 24-year career in academia focusing on information privacy and security law issues.

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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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Researchers: Explore tech wizardry at the 2014 Technology Exchange

Register now for the 2014 Technology Exchange in Indy October 26-30

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IU VP for IT Brad Wheeler has announced that Von Welch will succeed Fred H. Cate as director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (touch for more >>)

Welch has an extensive background in cybersecurity. Before joining IU, he was the founding co-director of the Cybersecurity Directorate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, based at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. He currently serves as director and principal investigator for the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure, which provides cybersecurity assistance and guidance to projects funded by the National Science Foundation.

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