On November 14, the AnyConnect VPN will be retired. K-Staters who use AnyConnect as their VPN client need to switch to GlobalProtect.
GlobalProtect is currently available for both Mac and Windows platforms. GlobalProtect will be available later this year for Linux computers, smartphones, and tablets.
For more information about the VPN visit: https://www.k-state.edu/its/security/secure-data/vpn/
Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration tool that allows users and organizations to efficiently discuss and work on projects and tasks without the need of email, phones, or file sharing applications. This hands-on training will cover:
- Accessing the application
- Exploring the layout of the user interface
- Understanding the purpose for the different levels of communication
- Working on files at the same time as others
- Getting an introduction to some of the additional apps
- Demonstrating the integration to other Microsoft Office applications (such as Word and Excel)
- Getting a brief walk-through of Shifts (scheduling)
More advanced features like Team creation and management will not be covered in this course.
Each training session will be limited to 30 users. Sessions will be held in Calvin 306 computer lab. Sessions are scheduled for the following dates:
- Session 1: November 4, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
- Session 2: November 7, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- Session 3: November 7, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
There will also be onsite training classes at the Polytechnic Campus on November 5 in STC-124. These training sessions will be limited to 20 users. Sessions are scheduled for the following date and times:
- Session 1S: November 5, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
- Session 2S: November 5, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Register for the training.
Departments: This is a last call for an easy way to securely dispose of your paper records. Shred Day is 8:30–11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23. Call iTAC by Friday, Oct. 18 to schedule a pickup: 785-532-4918.
For details, see Fall 2019 Shred Day is October 23 article.
Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. #BeCyberSmart on the Internet—at home, at school, at work, on mobile devices, and on the go.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The total number of data breaches reported in 2018 decreased 23% from the total number of breaches reported in 2017, but the reported number of consumer records containing sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) exposed increased 126%.
- Credit card fraud tops the list of identity theft reports in 2018. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 167,000 reports from people who said their information was misused on an existing account or to open a new credit card account.
- Consumers reported $905 million in total fraud losses in 2017, a 21.6% increase over 2016.
Continue reading “Cybersecurity: Identity theft and internet scams”
In a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to the home or office. When you’re traveling— whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. The more we travel, the more we are at risk for cyberattacks. #BeCyberSmart and use these tips to connect with confidence while on the go.
SIMPLE TIPS TO OWN IT.
Before You Go
- If you connect, you must protect. Whether it’s your computer, smartphone, game device, or other network devices, the best defense against viruses and malware is to update to the latest security software, web browser, and operating systems. Sign up for automatic updates, if you can, and protect your devices with anti-virus software.
- Back up your information. Back up your contacts, financial data, photos, videos, and other mobile device data to another device or cloud service in case your device is compromised and you have to reset it to factory settings.
- Be up-to-date. Keep your software updated to the latest version available. Maintain your security settings to keeping your information safe by turning on automatic updates so you don’t have to think about it, and set your security software to run regular scans.
- Keep it locked. Lock your device when you are not using it. Even if you only step away for a few minutes, that is enough time for someone to steal or misuse your information. Set your devices to lock after a short time and use strong PINs and passwords.
- Double your login protection. Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure that the only person who has access to your account is you. Use it for email, banking, social media, and any other service that requires logging in. If MFA is an option, enable it by using a trusted mobile device, such as your smartphone, an authenticator app, or a secure token—a small physical device that can hook onto your key ring.
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Information Technology Services is hosting a cybersecurity trivia contest each Thursday throughout the rest of October. The contest will be conducted on Twitter starting on Thursday, Oct. 10. Participate in our weekly questions to earn a chance to win!
How does it work?
- Follow us on Twitter – https://twitter.com/kstateithelp
- Two new questions will be posted each Thursday throughout the rest of October. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. That gives you 8 chances to participate and test your cyber-intelligence.
- Answer each question in the comments and then retweet the post with the hashtag #BeCyberSmartKstate for a chance to win!
- You must answer the current week’s questions before the next questions are released the following week.
You must be a current K-State student, staff, or faculty to win. The winner will be notified on November 7 via direct message on Twitter. If you have any questions about the contest, contact Cathy Rodriguez@ksu.edu.
Qualtrics surveys can be used for event registrations, satisfaction surveys, online forms, academic research, training, and more. Join us for an Introduction to Qualtrics training session from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16 in 306 Calvin Hall. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.
Topics to be covered:
- Create and manage surveys
- Customize the look and feel
- Collaborate with others
- Use block options and survey flow
- Use display and skip logic
- Distribute a survey
- Run and analyze reports
Graduate and undergraduate students must work with an advisor/supervisor for access to Qualtrics using this request form.
Register through HRIS. See Using HRIS to register for classes.