Tag Archives: IT Security

Duo Two-Factor Authentication is Coming

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With increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks targeting higher education and healthcare institutions, passwords alone are no longer a sufficient way to protect resources. Two-factor authentication decreases the risk of compromises and data breaches by making a username and password alone insufficient for accessing sensitive resources. Two-factor authentication is something that you have, like a mobile device, as well […]

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Be Aware of Current Phishing Scam Hitting Emory

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Emory University is currently under the attack of a very sophisticated email phishing scam that attempts to use an employee’s secure ID and password to route their direct deposit to an off-shore bank account. The emails look very authentic, some posing as a Fidelity announcement that your direct deposit has been stopped. Dana Haggas (Enterprise […]

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Password Change is Easy and Essential

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[This article was first published on Sept. 5 in the Emory Report] The past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity regarding password security at Emory. The final deadline for faculty, staff and individuals with sponsored accounts to change their Emory ID password is Tuesday, Sept. 10. Those who still need to change their […]

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OIT Employees Shine at Educause

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Three OIT employees recently made presentations at the 2013 Southeast Regional Educause Conference. Held from May 29-31 at the Weston Buckhead in Atlanta, the conference theme was Amp It Up! Powering Education with Technology. The first presentation was co-presented by Anne Marie Alexander (Integration) and John Isenhour, the CTO of Kennesaw State University. The topic […]

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Hero Shots and Kelly Bray: Ear Model

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Marcomm has released the latest batch of it.emory.edu “hero shots.” These photos are designed to showcase the talented people in OIT and the current rotation features Brett Anderson (IT Security), Felicia Bianchi (PMO), Kendra Bryant (R-WIT), Shannon O’Daniel (Academic Technology Services), Randy Phillips (Enterprise Services), Jocelyn Ramirez (R-WIT), Jorge Ramos (Enterprise Services), and John Wang […]

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Joe Poole, Sr. Information Security Specialist, IT Security

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Joe comes to the IT Security team from the Scientific Research Corporation where he spent the last three years doing network security. Prior to that he served six years in the US Air Force, where he was a Network Engineer and Systems Integrator. Joe received his Master of Information Technology Management degree from Webster University […]

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Be Careful What You Ask For: a Lesson in Password Security

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Password security is no joke. If you have ever struggled to bolster the strength of your passwords or had difficulty remembering them, you can appreciate the frustration that often accompanies password maintenance. Toby Turner, comedian, YouTube celebrity and entrepreneur, recently posted this hilarious video rant about his frustration with password security requirements (apologies for the […]

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