Welcome to February! Was January just a blur for you, too? We’re well on our way into the semester and cyber attackers are back to their tricks after taking a little time for the holidays. I’m doing something different for this newsletter and I’ve invited a guest to contribute to the content. Our guest goes by the initials MW. I’m afraid the topic is well known to those of you who read this newsletter on a regular basis.
Welcome to 2023 and welcome back to Berry! I want to congratulate you for surviving the holidays and deciding to come back to campus for a brand new year and brand new semester. There are LOTS of things to discuss this month, including Data Privacy Week, a reminder about updates to our login security, and some tips for you LastPass, Tiktok, and Twitter users.
Welcome to the much-delayed December newsletter. I realize this newsletter finds most of you in the throes of the end of the semester, whether that is taking final exams, administering final exams, dealing with grades, stressed students, or stressed professors, or just realizing that December has arrived and the semester and everything about it wraps up in days. Then you all get to consider more personal tasks and endeavors. It doesn’t slow down any time soon. I’m sorry. But, here is the December newsletter. Please take a few minutes to read through it. I have only two topics and neither of them will take a great amount of time to look over.
We made it! October has passed, the change from Daylight to Standard time is coming, and November has arrived. Exams have been completed, registration is coming, and we wrapped up a great Cybersecurity Awareness Month!
Welcome to October! The temperatures are changing, the leaves will change, we’ll celebrate Mountain Day, and get a couple of days off. What more could you ask for?
Cybersecurity Awareness Month, of course! Yes, October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we have a slate of activities prepared for everyone. There will be a scavenger hunt, cybersecurity awareness training, phishing tests, a table in Krannert with a “Spot The Phish” game, and of course, informational articles right here on this site about the topics of each week
Welcome to all the students who have joined us at Berry since the last newsletter! I hope your fall semester has started off well, and that it continues to be good. As I usually do in this first newsletter of the academic year, I’m going to stick to the basics.
Cyber-criminals don’t take the summer off …, as evidenced from the steady stream of phishing emails reported and the information the Office of Information Technology gleans from our various security and logging systems. I almost always remind you in these newsletters to treat any unexpected email, phone call or text message with caution, which is still great advice, but what about those of you, who by the nature of your job must deal with unexpected communications all the time?