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Posts from ‘October, 2020’

Cybersecurity Awareness: It’s Never Really Over

As we close out National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we hope that the information and resources we have shared has been useful. While we covered just a few topics to assist you in reducing cybersecurity risks, there are many others to consider. From using social media safely, employing passphrases to secure your accounts, and enabling two-factor […]

Computing Services Maintenance for Thursday, 10/29

Computing Services will be performing the following activities the evening of Thursday, 10/29/20: Beginning at 9:00 PM, installing updates to the campus GitLab system. Beginning at 11:00 PM, installing Oracle Quarter 3 PSU patches to the Banner Quality Assurance (QA) environment. We anticipate no impact to client-facing systems from either of these maintenance activities. Computing […]

Banner PROD Available: Q2 Q3 & Regulatory Updates are Complete

Good afternoon, Adams State Banner Community. The 2020 Banner 2nd/3rd Quarter & Regulatory Updates were deployed to the production environment today, October 24th 2020. The Banner Admin, Banner Self-Service, Degree Works, Application Xtender, Axiom applications are available at this time. Touchnet is unavailable at this time and will be available at 7:00 PM this evening. […]

Cybersecurity Awareness: Phishing ~ Don’t Take the Bait

Did you know that over 90% of all cyberattacks begin with a phishing email? What is phishing? Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking […]

Banner PROD Downtime + Computing Services Maintenance

This week, Computing Services will be performing several critical maintenance tasks that are required for our various systems. See below for details. ***Computing Services Maintenance for Thursday, 10/22*** Computing Services will be performing the following activities beginning at 9:00 PM this evening, Thursday, 10/22: –Installing Microsoft Windows patches to all Windows-based systems, including employee, lab […]

Computing Services Maintenance for Wednesday, 10/21/20

Beginning at 6:00 PM this evening, and lasting approximately 2 hours, we will be updating the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which pushes all Window updates, software updates, and new applications. During this time, we expect no impact to users. Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance […]

Cybersecurity Awareness: Ransomware 101

If you’ve been following recent election coverage, you may have heard about how Microsoft took action to disrupt a massive hacking operation that distributes ransomware, which the US government and independent experts have warned is one of the largest threats to the upcoming elections. So, what is ransomware? According to the National Cybersecurity Alliance (https://staysafeonline.org/), […]

Computing Services Maintenance for Thursday, 10/15/20

Beginning at 9:00 PM tomorrow evening (Thursday, 10/15/2020), Computing Services will be installing October 2020 Microsoft patches/updates to our test systems, for deployment in the near future. We anticipate no impact for client-facing systems. Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have […]

Cybersecurity Awareness: If You Connect It, Protect It

We all make mistakes – and cybercriminals know this. One big one? Not keeping your software up-to-date.  Companies put out software patches for a lot of reasons, but a main one is to patch security holes. If you’re not updating, you’re not protected. So do a quick scan of all of your devices – computer, […]

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay protected whenever and however you connect. The overarching theme for this year’s campaign is: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. The cybersecurity and digital privacy of our students and employees is important and Adams State is proud to support this safety and education initiative. Throughout […]

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