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Online Meeting and Webinar Best Practices

Using web-based technology to hold meetings, distribute information, and deliver presentations can free up time and energy otherwise spent on traveling. However, online events require planning to minimize the possibility of problems and to meet the expectations of both the presenter and the attendee. This article will provide guidance for using Zoom as a DASNR [ Read More ]

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Cybersecurity Awareness: Whaling Attacks

“Phishing” uses fraudulent information in an attempt to obtain sensitive information and typically uses email or instant messaging. The intended recepient is deceived by the scammer through the use of trusted sender names (as the sender) and websites (in the message body). The user is directed to a fake website which asks for personal information [ Read More ]

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Using Password Managers to Stay Safe Online

Whether it is posting in social media, reading email, banking, or any number of other things, if you are online, you will be using a password to access your account. Some people are really good about using secure password practices but many of us remember passwords by writing them down on a Post-It Note, using [ Read More ]

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Trumba – Changing the Time Zone Setting

OSU’s default setting for Trumba events is Pacific Time. Until OSU Communications (who manages OSU’s license) can resolve this default setting for all OSU employees, each user must change this setting. Once changed, it will become the default for all your events. When completing the event submission form for Trumba, if your time zone setting [ Read More ]

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Mobile Device Security When Traveling Abroad – Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

Securing Your Data: Mobile Device Security When Traveling Abroad If you need a laptop computer, borrow a loaner from your departmental IT support group. Ensure the laptop has the necessary software you plan to use on your trip. When you return, the IT Specialists should clean the computer (wipe the drive and reinstall software). Assume [ Read More ]

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Malware on my phone!

October is Cyber Security Awareness month, which makes it a great time to review security on your mobile devices. Instead of elaborating on the staggering statistics showing that malware infections on mobile devices is at an all-time high[1], I wanted to share a personal experience of malware on my cell phone. A couple months ago [ Read More ]

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P@55w0rdS! – Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

Creating secure passwords is critical to protecting your online accounts, your personal data, and your identity. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it is a perfect time to review your passwords! Through websites and smartphone apps we shop, read email and scan social media sites, review credit card transactions, and check bank accounts. [ Read More ]

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Adobe Connect and Mobility: Q&A

Adobe Connect has become a primary webinar tool for DASNR and Extension personnel at OSU. Adobe Connect is ideal for monthly in-services, remote meetings and small meetings. As travel budgets are lessening, Adobe Connect allows people to attend and participate, regardless of location. All they need is an Internet connection. However, you do not need [ Read More ]

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Is This Email Real?

Is this email real? As tech support specialists, we receive this question regularly. But there are ways for you to determine if an email is a phishing attempt or spam. In light of recent phishing email attempts to all of us at OSU, here are some things to consider when deciding the legitimacy of an [ Read More ]

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Outlook Credentials

Over the past few weeks, I have received many calls about why Microsoft Outlook has stopped requiring our email addresses and OKEY passwords to be entered when we start our computers in the morning. After some investigating, here is what I’ve learned on the subject. Recently, Microsoft changed how we access our email accounts in [ Read More ]

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