Computing Services Maintenance for tonight, December 1st

**This will be the last planned maintenance night until after finals week and grades are turned in.

Beginning at 9:00 PM, Employee, lab and TEC Classroom PCs will receive critical security updates to Windows, Google Chrome, Firefox, Thunderbird, Flash and Acrobat Reader. Employees are encouraged to log off but leave their computers on when leaving work for the day. This will assist the installation of these patches and minimize any impact.

Also beginning at 9:00 PM, Computing Services will be installing updates on several back-end systems. Brief reboots will occur, but impact for our customers is expected to be minimal.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu

Have a great day!

Computing Services

Computing Services Maintenance for tonight, 11/3 and Banner downtime Saturday 11/5

**Maintenance for tonight, 11/3/16**

Beginning at 8:45 PM, ALL Banner systems will be down for roughly three hours as we perform critical patching and updates on several Banner servers.

**Banner maintenance and downtime for Saturday, 11/5/16**

Beginning at 5:00 AM, ALL Banner systems will be down as we apply PROD HR and Financial Aid upgrades to the system. Banner should be restored by roughly noon.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu

Have a great day!

Computing Services

Computing Services Maintenance for tonight, 10/27 and Banner downtime Saturday 10/29

**Maintenance for tonight, 10/27/16**

Beginning at 9:00 PM, Employee, Lab and TEC Classroom PCs will receive critical security updates to Windows, Google Chrome, Thunderbird, and Firefox. Also, all Mac computers will receive critical security updates to iTunes, Flash, Microsoft Office, Firefox, Thunderbird, Google Chrome, Safari and Mac OS X. Employees are encouraged to log off but leave their computers on when leaving work for the day. This will assist the installation of these patches and minimize any impact.

Beginning at 7:00 PM, Windows servers will be updated downtime estimated 15-30 min for install/reboots.

Some backend servers will also need updates, reboots. Estimated 30-minute downtime.

**Banner maintenance and downtime for Saturday, 10/29/16**

Beginning at 3:00 AM Banner’s PROD Student 8.9.4 & BANJSPROXY will be updated. Banner should be restored by roughly 12:00 PM.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu

Have a great day!

Computing Services

**Updated, later start time** Network Outage tonight for system maintenance

In order to accommodate a few classes still in session, Computing Services will begin the Network Maintenance at 8:00 PM tonight, Thursday, October 20th.

We have also refined some of the steps involved with this maintenance, and are hoping to limit the downtime for ALL network services to roughly 1 hour.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu

Have a great fall break!

Computing Services

Network Outage Thursday Night due to system maintenance – CS Maintenance

*Beginning at 6:00 PM this Thursday, October 20th, ALL network services will be down for roughly two hours as Computing Services implements critical system changes to improve network performance. We chose this window for maintenance due to the Fall Break, but if you have any concerns or questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk as soon as possible at x7741 or via email at computingservices@adams.edu

Beginning at 9:00 PM, there will be very brief interruptions to network printing and a few other back-end systems as they are rebooted as part of their system maintenance.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu

Have a great fall break!

Computing Services

Tip #2 for NCSAM Awareness Month!

We are now well into National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Remember, you can always check the Stay Safe Online NCSAM website for more information and tips!

www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam

Cyber security is all about keeping your information safe, including your financial and personal information. In addition to keeping it secure, it’s important to keep it backed up!

Ever lost your phone or tablet? Ever accidentally washed a flash drive, that just happened to have an important copy of a paper? There is even malware that will lock or corrupt important documents.
A backup is a second copy of all your important files – for example, your photos, videos, and documents. Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), make sure you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

All students have free storage space on our Adams State file server, which is backed up by Computing Services every night. In addition to being accessible in the student labs, you can access your files anywhere via a web browser or mobile app.

Check out our how-to on accessing myfiles.adams.edu:

http://howto.adams.edu/index.php/Myfiles.adams.edu_-_Home_and_Shared_Network_Drives

You can also store multiple copies of your files on Google Drive. All ASU students get unlimited storage on their student Google Drive free.

drive.google.com

For more information and tips on backups, check out World Backup Day’s website:

http://www.worldbackupday.com/

If you would like more information on any of our services please let us know!

STOP.  Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK. Take a moment to be certain the path is clear ahead. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, as well as your friend’s and family’s.

CONNECT. Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

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Computing Services Maintenance for tonight, 10/6 and Banner downtime Saturday 10/8

**Maintenance for tonight, 10/6/16**

Beginning at 9:00 PM, Employee Mac computers will receive critical security updates to iTunes, Flash, Microsoft Office, Chrome, Safari and Mac OS X. Employees with Macs are encouraged to log off but leave their computers on when leaving work for the day. This will assist the installation of these patches and minimize any impact.

Also beginning at 9:00 PM, ALL Banner systems will be down for roughly three hours as we perform critical patching and updates on several Banner servers.

**Banner maintenance and downtime for Saturday, 10/8/16**

Beginning at 5:00 AM, ALL Banner systems will be down as we apply Oracle PSU updates to the database. Banner should be restored by roughly 9:00 AM.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu

Have a great day!

Computing Services

Tip #1 for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), now in its 13th year, was created to help everyone have the resources to stay safe and secure online.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

Staying safer and more secure online starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. – the simple, actionable advice anyone can follow.

STOP: make sure security measures are in place.

THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online.

CONNECT: and enjoy the Internet.  

For more tips visit www.staysafeonline.org.

First and foremost, keep in mind that technology alone will never be able to fully protect you. Attackers have learned that the easiest way to bypass even the most advanced security technology is by attacking you. If they want your password, credit card, or personal data, the easiest thing for them to do is to trick you into giving them this information. For example, they can call you pretending to be Microsoft tech support and claim that your computer is infected, when in reality they are just cyber criminals that want you to give them access to your computer. Or perhaps they will send you an email explaining that your package could not be delivered and ask you to click on a link to confirm your mailing address, when in reality they are tricking you into visiting a malicious website that will hack into your computer. This is how attacks such as Ransomware or CEO Fraud start. Ultimately, the greatest defense against attackers is you. Be suspicious. By using common sense, you can spot and stop most attacks.

Sans OUCH! October 2016 Monthly Security Awareness Newsletter

To see the OUCH! Newsletter in its entirety, as well as subscribe to more security tips please visit:

https://securingthehuman.sans.org/resources/newsletters/ouch/2016
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Computing Services Maintenance for today, Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Beginning at 9:00 PM, we will be applying critical security patches and upgrades to several back-end systems. These patches will require brief outages as the systems reboot, but impact to campus services should be less than 30 minutes. This includes printing in the computer labs, and also wireless services in the Student Union Building.

On Saturday beginning at 3:00 AM, the DEVL Banner system will be down for several hours for a series of upgrades. No production Banner downtime is expected.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu

Have a great day!

Computing Services

Important Copyright Notice and Information for Students

As the fall semester gets underway, I’m writing to remind you of the risks involved with illegally downloading and/or sharing of copyrighted music, movies, games and software over the Internet. Unauthorized obtaining, sharing or offering such copyrighted material is illegal and in violation of U.S. copyright law. If caught, you may face severe civil and criminal penalties, including prison and monetary damages. Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages of up to $30,000 for each work and, if found to be willful, that amount may be increased up to $150,000 for each work infringed. Movie and recording companies actively monitor the Internet to identify individuals who are illegally downloading and/or sharing movies and music via peer-to-peer networks.

ASU fully complies with Federal law and takes prompt action when notified that one of its students may be illegally downloading and/or sharing copyrighted material. University Policy 500-008, Unauthorized Downloading and File Sharing of Copyrighted Digital Materials, is located on the ASU Computing Services Website, at https://www.adams.edu/administration/computing/policies.php. If caught, ASU penalties could include loss of access to the campus computer network, disciplinary action and in extreme cases, expulsion from the University.

You may think that the large movie or recording companies won’t bother prosecuting a single university student downloading or sharing copyrighted material. Think again. Organizations such as the Recording Industry Association of America are serious about protecting their copyrighted material. In 2009, a Boston University graduate student was ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and distributing 30 songs. This comes out to $22,500, per incident, of copyright infringement. There are a number of online sources that provide legal alternatives for downloading or otherwise acquiring copyrighted material. A listing of many of these sites can be found at: http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent.

If you have specific questions regarding ASU’s Unauthorized Downloading and File Sharing Policy please contact the

ASU Computing Services Help Desk at 587-7741 or via email at computingservices@adams.edu.

Thanks and have a great semester!