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Stay safe online while working remotely

During these uncertain and stressful times it is important to remember to keep information security in the forefront of your mind.  Accessing campus resources remotely is more complex and creates more challenges thereby creating opportunities for scammers. There is an increase in phishing attempts and scammers are increasingly taking advantage of the fears surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19.  […]

IMAP Support to End

On the morning of March 4, IMAP will be deactivated for all College email accounts. This change will render all third-party email applications inoperable, including Thunderbird, Outlook, Mac Mail, and iOS Mail. Any attempt to use an unsupported third-party email application on or after this date will result in password error messages. Signing in again […]

Spear Phishing

What is Spear Phishing? Spear Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails that appear to be from a known or trusted sender. The goal of spear phishing is often to elicit confidential information, or to have the recipient perform some action (e.g., clicking on a link or downloading an attachment). What Should I Look […]

Collection #1 Data Breach

Recent news stories have highlighted a data breach called “Collection #1.”  “Collection #1” has exposed 773 million unique email accounts and 21 million unique passwords.  Initial reports indicate this data is several years old. If you are interested in a detailed analysis of the accounts, please visit Troy Hunt’s article for more information: https://www.troyhunt.com/the-773-million-record-collection-1-data-reach/ Now […]

Endpoint Protection Deployment

Gustavus Technology Services is excited to announce that as part of the College’s information security initiatives, we have partnered with a new vendor to provide our next generation antivirus solution (NGAV).  Over the past few months, we have evaluated and tested several solutions in order to determine the best fit for Gustavus. We evaluated each […]

Windows 10 update for Gustavus owned computers

Gustavus Technology Services has applied an update that may require action on your part. If you see the following message after logging into your Gustavus-owned Windows computer, please complete the following steps. Click on the message when it prompts Under Accounts, click Fix now Walk through and accept the DUO two-factor authentication prompt If you […]

Windows 10 1803 Update

Gustavus Technology Services will begin deployment of the Microsoft Windows 10 1803 update that was released in April on your Gustavus owned Windows computer on November 9th. This update from Microsoft will happen automatically and includes several feature updates and security patches to enhance the security of the computer. Due to the large size of […]

Gustavus Office 365 login system upgrade

The login system used to authenticate Gustavus users to Microsoft Office 365 will be upgraded on Tuesday, October 9th.  The new system offers several advantages over the previous system including increased reliability.  This upgrade will be noticeable by a change to the layout of the page and the url in the address bar.  Below is […]

DUO Two-factor authentication enrollment required

Gustavus Technology Services’ ongoing relationship with DUO Security offers all employees and students the ability to enhance the security of their Gustavus account by enrolling in two-factor authentication. A username and password are no longer considered a secure mechanism for authentication. Two-Factor authentication adds an additional layer of security to your Gustavus account by requiring […]

GusMail refreshed interface and new features

Google is rolling out a refreshed GusMail interface and new features to all users starting this month.  All users will be automatically migrated to this interface within 12 weeks.  If you wish to try out the new interface now, please following the instructions below. On your computer, go to GusMail. At the top right, click Settings  Try the […]