Technology Services Monthly

Posted on March 14th, 2019 by

Apple Calendar Issues

We’ve identified an issue with the Calendar app on Apple devices that prevents it from syncing with a Gustavus Google calendar. If your Calendar app was already connected with your Gustavus Google calendar, you should not notice the issue. New attempts to sync (on a new phone, for example) will not be successful. We continue to monitor the situation and we will let you know if anything changes.

Calendar Solutions

To avoid this problem, we recommend downloading and installing the Google Calendar app. The app was designed to work with your GusMail/Gmail account, so it is the best way to ensure reliable access to your Gustavus Google calendar.

As an alternative, you may also share your Gustavus Google calendar with a personal Google calendar and connect your Apple devices to your personal account. At this time, this appears to be a viable solution.

Security Assessment

Technology Services is currently receiving bids from external security vendors to perform a security assessment on the College’s network and systems, with a goal of starting  the assessment in mid-to-late April.

Adobe Creative Cloud on the Virtual Lab

We have made the Adobe Creative Cloud available on a limited number of machines in the Virtual Lab. Campus users can now access numerous Creative Cloud applications from their own machines, anywhere.

https://gustavus.edu/gts/Virtual_Lab

Security Awareness Training

Technology Services has contracted with SANS to provide training modules/videos for the upcoming mandatory security awareness training. The curriculum is currently being reviewed and refined to ensure that it is relevant to the issues we currently face. This Spring is still the target for launch, and more information will be forthcoming via email.

Robocalls

The upswing in Robocalls this year has been noted by the Telecom office.

If you receive an illegal robocall, don’t interact in any way. Don’t press buttons to be taken off the call list or to talk to a live person. Doing so will most likely lead to more unwanted calls.  Instead, hang up.

The FCC and FTC are working on solutions to this problem.  If you repeatedly receive unwanted sales calls, please make a note of the number and send it to Laura McCabe; lmccabe@gustavus.edu.  Telecom will monitor these calls and submit a complaint if necessary.

 

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