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OIT Plans Simulated Phishing Campaign; Be on Alert

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security At Valencia College, learning is at the foundation of everything we do —  and as faculty and staff, it’s our responsibility to provide our students with a safe and secure learning environment. The Office of Information and Technology is here to guide and support […]

Being Cyber Smart — Email and Computing Safeguards

Monday, May 23, 2022 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Being more connected with all our devices reminds us that being “cyber smart” is of the utmost importance. Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, with more evolved bad actors cropping up daily. There are several steps that we can take on a […]

OIT Transition to One Email Inbox for All Employees Compl...

Monday, May 9, 2022 The Office of Information Technology has completed the migration of employees’ Atlas inboxes into their Outlook inboxes. Now, all employees have one email inbox, the Outlook inbox (user@valenciacollege.edu). All Atlas inboxes (user@mail.valenciacollege.edu) are now disabled. If you used OneDrive with your Atlas account login (user@mail.valenciacollege.edu), all your data was migrated to your Outlook […]

Cybersecurity Update: Protect Your Information When...

Monday, April 18, 2022 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Today’s smartphones provide unparalleled convenience and access to our daily lives, with the ability to stay connected on social media, shop for groceries, pay bills and see financial transactions in near real time. The challenge is how to keep these actions safe. […]

Full-time Employees Assigned Desktop Computers: Schedule...

Monday, April 18, 2022 A Message from Jamie Rost, Managing Director, Campus Technology Services I’m happy to announce that the Office of Information Technology (OIT) has received all the equipment necessary to provide full-time faculty and staff members who currently have a desktop computer with a laptop technology package, which includes a Dell Latitude 5420 laptop, […]

OIT to Transition All Employees to One Email Inbox

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 As some of you are aware, Valencia College employees currently have two email inboxes — one in Outlook (user@valenciacollege.edu) and another in Atlas (user@mail.valenciacollege.edu). Our Office of Information Technology (OIT) team will transition to a single inbox (user@valenciacollege.edu) for all employees. A single inbox will allow for better collaboration so employees can […]

Cybersecurity: Protect Yourself From Ransomware and Phishing

Monday, March 28, 2022 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security With the events that are ongoing in Ukraine, it is important that we are vigilant and take extra care to protect ourselves and Valencia College. The most common method of cyberattacks is through email (phishing) — attempts to trick users into clicking a […]

Zoom and Kaltura Integration Makes for Easy Recording Sha...

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Zoom recently enabled a Kaltura integration, making it easier to share recordings, as well as create captions for your Zoom lecture videos. All Zoom recordings are now automatically added to your My Media space in Canvas once you conclude a meeting. Please keep in mind the process isn’t immediate. Depending on […]

Cybersecurity: Data Privacy Day Is January 28

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Data Privacy Day is observed worldwide each year on January 28 as an effort to raise awareness and improve knowledge on how to stay safe online. As much as we might wish otherwise, it’s a sad truth that there are people online […]

Cybersecurity: Social Engineering — And All Its Moving Pa...

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Sometimes, the most powerful tool is a word. Social engineers know that, and they use that tool to bypass all of the automatic protections and preplanned procedures you have in place. A persuasive lie can get an attacker further than a dozen […]