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Grade submission deadline for fall 2017

By Monty Nielsen

Grades for the fall 2017 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 for term courses with final exams given Monday, Dec. 11 – Friday, Dec. 15.

Grade rosters will be available in KSIS for grade entry after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Students will be able to view grades for regular courses in KSIS starting after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.

See the Final Grade Submission Information – Fall 2017 page for more information about grade submission deadlines.

Take the K-State IT Security Awareness training and earn pocket points

The Student Technology Committee and Information Technology Services have developed IT Security Awareness Training for students. Information to complete the training was sent to your K-State email on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Please take a minute to review the information and complete the 13-item quiz. If you complete the training, you will receive pocket points.

K-State Security Awareness Training for Students

IT Security is a shared responsibility and our way to help K-Staters remain safe online.

Thank you for doing your part.

Andrew McKittrick
Chair Student Technology Committee

Departments: Free disposal of hard drives Oct. 31

photo of old hard drives by Dean Vellenga

Departments: Hard Drive Recycling Day is 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, on the Manhattan campus to help properly dispose of old hard drives from university computers.

This service is free to K-State departments. A signed Hard Drive Recycling Day form is required for this service.  Continue reading “Departments: Free disposal of hard drives Oct. 31”

Oct. 31: Student cyber security awareness poster and video contest deadline

Win prizes, gain experience, earn recognition!

Tuesday, Oct. 31 is the deadline for submitting entries into the video and poster contest. Prizes will be awarded for first ($200) and two honorable mentions ($25) in both video and poster categories for a total of six prizes in the form of Visa gift cards. Entries may be featured on K-State’s websites, social media, and in security awareness campaigns.

See the contest website for rules and submission details. If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (heldesk@k-state.edu).

Winners will be notified by Nov. 14.

 

Week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and each week has a key security theme and related tips. K-State has activities planned throughout the month, in addition to national online events. 

This week’s NCSAM theme is The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity. “A highly skilled and motivated cybersecurity workforce is just as critical to the internet’s future as new and emerging technologies,” said Michael Kaiser, NCSA’s executive director. “A career protecting the internet ‒ a global resource we all share ‒ can be extremely rewarding, matched with interests in a specific sector like finance, health or government and highly portable, as industries around the globe need competent help.” If you haven’t thought about a cybersecurity career, here are some things to consider.

NSCAM Twitter chats: Use #ChatSTC to join!

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 2-3 p.m. — The Internet Wants You – Consider a Career in Cybersecurity
    A key risk to our economy and security is the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect our extensive networks. Week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is all about growing the next generation of a skilled cyber workforce. In this NCSAM Twitter chat, we’ll discuss the many exciting and rewarding opportunities in the field of cybersecurity and provide tips and resources for both new and seasoned professionals looking to gain cybersecurity expertise. Use #ChatSTC to join STOP.THINK.CONNECT Twitter Chats throughout October!

 

 

Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and each week has a key security theme and related tips. K-State has activities planned throughout the month, in addition to national online events. 

This third week, the theme is “Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet“. The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand as more of our “things”—in our homes, our cars, and our pockets or purses—include chips, tags, or sensors that are ready to connect to the digital world. There’s no denying that new devices are fun, but while there are more opportunities to interact with people, share information, and stay connected, we also need to be aware of the risks these things may introduce.

NSCAM Twitter chats: Use #ChatSTC to join!

  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2-3 p.m. — Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business
    Whatever your place of business, creating a culture of cybersecurity is an essential shared responsibility among leadership and all employees. Every organization needs a plan for employee education, training and awareness that emphasizes risk management, resistance and resilience. This Twitter chat will showcase how all businesses can protect themselves, their employees and their customers against the most common cyber threats and strengthen their cyber resilience. Use #ChatSTC to join STOP.THINK.CONNECT Twitter Chats throughout October!

 

 

Week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and each week has a key security theme and related tips. K-State has activities planned throughout the month, in addition to national online events. 

This second week, the theme is “Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business”.  Stay tuned for tips on how to protect yourself against the most common cyber threats.

NSCAM Twitter chats: Use #ChatSTC to join!

  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2-3 p.m. — Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business
    Whatever your place of business, creating a culture of cybersecurity is an essential shared responsibility among leadership and all employees. Every organization needs a plan for employee education, training and awareness that emphasizes risk management, resistance and resilience. This Twitter chat will showcase how all businesses can protect themselves, their employees and their customers against the most common cyber threats and strengthen their cyber resilience. Use #ChatSTC to join STOP.THINK.CONNECT Twitter Chats throughout October!

 

 

Free community shred day

The K-State Credit Union is hosting a free community shred day 9-11 a.m, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 601 McCall Rd (East Branch).

Take advantage of this free service and safely dispose of your sensitive paper documents. Stay one step ahead of criminals that try to obtain this information through various means. While you are there, you can also bring a food donation for the Flint Hills BreadBasket.

For more information, see the K-State Credit Union announcement.

Student poster and video contest on cyber security awareness

Win prizes, gain experience, earn recognition!

Information Technology Services is hosting a contest in search of posters and videos of two minutes or less developed by K-State students, for students that focuses on cyber security topics and how to best handle them.


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