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Zoom: updating your desktop client for Windows

It is a good idea to keep software that you use frequently up-to-date on your computer. Up-to-date software provides several benefits including fixing issues from previous versions, patching security issues within the software, and installing new beneficial features. Directions for updating Zoom Windows client. The first thing you will need to do is open the [ Read More ]

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System Updates and Cyber Security

No doubt: you are aware of the little pop-up windows or notifications on your computer screen. They tell you software updates are available for your computer, laptop, tablet, or other mobile devices. You might be tempted to click on the “Remind me later” button or even click on the “X” and close out the notification, especially [ Read More ]

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End of Life (EOL) Are You Safe?

We all know about our software always wanting to install updates. Windows, Office, Adobe, Zoom, and just about any other software we install. At some point your software wants you to install, buy, download, or do an upgrade to a new version. This usually means the previous software versions will no longer be supported, End of Life (EOL). Now, [ Read More ]

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Multi-Factor Authentication

What is Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) and why do I need it? MFA enhances the traditional user ID/password combination that has been used for years. Using MFA increases account security by requiring a user to provide multiple forms of identification, like something you know (a password) and something you have (such as a mobile device). Because [ Read More ]

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Opening EPUB files on a mobile device

Application Developers in DASNR IT are actively working with State Specialists to produce “pocket guides” – booklet forms of decision support systems – in EPUB formats. These formats can be opened and viewed on mobile devices similar to a book. This blog post provides information on how to open the EPUB file on both the [ Read More ]

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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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