Category Archives: Projects and Processes

COVID-19/Important cyber-security reminders

A crisis like COVID-19 is ideal breeding ground for cyber-attackers preying on general fears and misinformation. Since the pandemic began, several government and global organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have reported an increase in phishing emails. “Phishing” is the most common type of cyber-attack that affects organizations like ours. Phishing […]

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LITS provides Chromebooks to assist students in need during COVID-19

When Emory announced its move to remote learning for the rest of the semester, minimizing the financial impact on students was a challenge. In response, Campus Life set up a hardship fund at, later renamed the EmoryTogether Fund, to assist with the many sudden needs of students, such as help with packing and storing their belongings […]

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ECDS develops AR app for Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama

As announced in a previous blog post from January 2020, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) has developed an augmented reality (AR) app for the Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama exhibit at the Atlanta History Center (AHC), with whom ECDS has an ongoing partnership. The Cyclorama AR Experience app identifies and illustrates significant points-of-interests (POIs) embedded in the […]

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New Zoom version available for free download

There is a new Zoom version available for the desktop application. It is version 4.6.10 (20041.0408) for MacOS and version 4.6.10 (20033.0407) for Windows. This update includes some new security features. Here are the release notes for this version: Changes to existing features Remove the meeting ID from the title bar The meeting ID will […]

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Zoombombing update

As an addendum to last week’s Zoombombing article, here’s another setting that should help people: When scheduling a meeting, hosts can click the “Only Authenticated Users Can Join” button. That means that the user will have to be signed into the same Zoom license in order for them to immediately be able to join a […]

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VPN holds steady during COVID-19 crisis

Emory’s virtual private network (VPN) has handled a dramatic increase in usage the past two weeks. We have been running various versions of the F5 SSL VPN here at Emory since at least 2012. Never before, though, has its reliability been as critical as it is today with mandated work-from-home and remote student learning. We […]

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Enterprise Applications director sees productive response to telecommuting challenge

While remote work is not a new practice for Enterprise Applications, the shift to remote working in response to COVID-19 has produced “novel” opportunities for teamwork. The majority of Enterprise Applications worked from home in some capacity before we needed social distancing. Ranging from remote in another state (hey Ron!), 2-3 days per week or […]

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