‘Information Security’ Category

Security Awareness Training Reminder

A gentle reminder for all faculty and staff. The first half of your required Security Awareness Training is due on Nov. 9. We ask that you watch all of the videos and complete a very brief assessment by that date. Please note that we must meet completion requirements set forth by our insurance provider, so […]

Security Awareness Training Update

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and to celebrate, we will be launching our new-and-improved Security Awareness Training. This year, we have contracted with a new vendor to provide enhanced features, and more engaging content. Our goal is to provide 60 minutes of information security training throughout the year. We plan to break this up into […]

Duo Phone/Voice Authentication to be Disabled

Technology Services has noticed a small, but increasing, number of attempts to subvert Duo two-factor authentication through the phone/voice call method. This industry-wide uptick in malicious activity relies on the phone prompt being too vague to raise user suspicion, resulting in outside parties inadvertently gaining access. It is important to stress that if an unexpected […]

Updates and Reminders for Fall

Fall Technology Helpline Hours The Technology Services Helpline will be available this fall from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday. We will be closed Saturday and Sunday. During office hours, you may stop by our main floor Olin location for personal assistance, or we encourage […]

Device Registration Changes

Technology Services set out with the goal of making it easier for students, faculty, and staff to connect their devices to the Gustavus network. To that end, we have changed the way these devices are authorized, and you will no longer need to register your devices before they are allowed to join the Gustavus and […]

Better Zoom and Google Meet Security

There are a number of precautions you can take to ensure the privacy and security of your Zoom and Google Meet virtual meetings. Don’t publicize your Zoom or Google Meet links where others may view and access them. Disseminate your links securely through direct invitations, or by using documents and web pages that require authentication. […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Phishing and Ransomware

Phishing  is the fraudulent practice of sending emails claiming to be from a reputable source in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information such as passwords or credit card information.  It is a tool used to try to coerce people into clicking on a malicious site or to download malicious software such as Ransomware.  […]

Google Workspace Marketplace app changes

The Google Workspace Marketplace offers the ability to enhance the experience provided by Google Workspace by integrating with other third-party apps such as Zoom.  Although this provides benefits, there are also additional risks as well.  Installing a third party app from the marketplace will increase the risk of data exposure since the information available in […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Data Breaches

Data breaches happen all the time, and often they are accompanied with little fanfare or subsequent notification to you, the user. If you’re concerned that your data may have been exposed, there’s a tool that can quickly cross-reference your Gustavus email address (or your personal email address) with known data breaches. Simply follow these steps […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Passwords

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Technology Services will be sharing some important safety tips to help keep you safe online.  The first in our series involves passwords.  Below are some key points to remember about passwords. Use Two-factor or Multi-factor authentication.  This prevents 99.9% of attacks on your account. Do not share your passwords […]