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Semester-long Laptop Loans Sunsetted; Library Short-term...

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 The semester-long laptop loan program for students previously coordinated by the Office of Information Technology has ended with the start of the Fall 2022 semester. However, the Library is offering a limited amount of short-term laptop loans to fulfill the needs of students. The short-term laptops can be checked out for as long […]

Cybersecurity: How to Create Strong Passwords

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security  The most important first step to your online security is to have strong passwords. Make sure you are creating distinct passwords for each account and not falling into the bad habit of using the same login credentials for multiple accounts. The longer the […]

Need Technology Support? Important OIT Reminders

Monday, August 15, 2022 A Message from Jamie Rost, Managing Director, Campus Technology Services Welcome to the 2022-2023 academic year. As you get ready for the fall term to begin, here are a few Office of Information Technology (OIT) reminders: Hours of Operation The Office of Information Technology is available from 7 a.m. – 7:30 […]

Easy Printing With PaperCut Print Management Software

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 In August 2022, Valencia College will expand its printing capabilities by implementing PaperCut into the employee multi-functional device (MFD) fleet — the devices that scan, copy and print — in employee areas. PaperCut is currently used as the collegewide student printing manager and will enable more robust features for our students, […]

Cybersecurity: Guard Against Social Engineering

Friday, July 22, 2022 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Social engineers — people who use deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes — know the most powerful tool is a word. They use that tool to bypass all the automatic protections and […]

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, […]