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CS Maintenance for Thursday, October 12, 2017 & Cyber-Security Awareness Month Post #2

Beginning at 9:00 PM, campus Mac computers will receive updates to Safari, Chrome, Office and Flash. All Mac users are encouraged to log off and leave their computers on when leaving work today to aid in the installation process. Also beginning at 9:00 PM, Computing Services will be performing maintenance on several back-end systems. There […]

Cyber Security: Don’t be like Billy, Jennie, or Betty

Don’t be victims like the folks in this video!  Be thoughtful.  Regular updates, common sense, and backups all come into play when avoiding trouble in today’s modern computer driven world. ASU Computing Services computingservices@adams.edu 719-587-7741

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

It seems a day hardly goes by without word of a breach of credit card, health care information, or accounts breached. All ASU Faculty and Staff are stewards of student, employee, and institutional data and must take steps to protect it.   National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) celebrated every October – was created as a […]

Beware of phishing attempts targeting the ASU campus

It has been a while since Computing Services sent a reminder regarding phishing and scam emails. Phishing emails are malicious emails where the attacker will pose as a legitimate organization to attempt to trick you into clicking on malicious links, download attachments, and could possibly lead to disclosing your personal information. Following are the steps […]

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! […]

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: […]

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 […]

Phishing email attack warning, Office 365 Free for Students, and other useful tips

**Phishing Email Attacks** Adams State University student email accounts have again been the target of a phishing attack this week. Phishing emails are malicious emails where the attacker will pose as a legitimate organization to attempt to trick you into disclosing your personal information. As a reminder, Computing Services will never ask for your username […]

Be ready for finals! – Tips from Computing Services

Finals week is here! Computing Services has a few helpful tips as we near the end of the semester. **Please remember to backup any important documents that you might need for your classes!** Always keep important files stored in multiple locations. Having the only copy of an important file only on one computer or a […]

Residence Halls Wifi Maintenance and phishing attack warning for students

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 10th) beginning at 10:00 AM, Computing Services must perform maintenance on our wireless internet services in Coronado, Girault and the Residence at Rex. All wireless services are expected to be restored by 3:00 PM that afternoon. Although not anticipated, there is a small possibility that we encounter issues in performing the maintenance, […]

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