As you prepare for the Spring term, we’re writing to offer some guidance on preparing for flexible instructions and remind you of the services and support of Information Technology Services available to you.
This week we focus on fending off phishing attempts and fakes. Phishing attempts are simply malicious, fake emails, texts, or calendar invites. It’s very easy to create realistic looking phishing attempts these days so it’s important to stay on guard against these fraudulent messages
In week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, our theme is “Follow Safe Cyber Practices.” This week we focus on using strong and unique passwords and avoiding suspicious and potentially dangerous web sites.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month helps us focus awareness on important cybersecurity topics. This year the theme is “Factor in Cybersecurity and Stay Cybersafe” and we will focus on four main cybersecurity topics, one for each week of the month.
Colgate has several returning students that will be attending fall semester classes from outside the US. Colgate makes every effort to keep data and identity information private. While these efforts are substantial there could be situations where students attending classes remotely from outside the US from places such as China may feel uncomfortable attending classes that may cover controversial topics.
Each summer, ITS Research Computing normally reaches out to help update computer labs, check backup strategies, and help prepare your students for summer research. This year offers different challenges, and here is a list of technologies we have made available to support remote summer research.
Now that you’ve created a strong password, the next challenge is learning how to secure them all. Trying to remember tens or even hundreds of passwords can be difficult, if not impossible. Without a convenient and secure way to store all these strong passwords, we’ll eventually fall back into our habits and tendency of reusing weak passwords.