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Cyber Security: Best Practices for Protecting Your...

Monday, June 28, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Technology provides us with the convenience of being able to work and connect from anywhere that has a Wi-Fi connection. While this has provided great flexibility, it also requires an additional level of security awareness. Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, […]

Fraud Alert: Students Receiving Fraudulent Emails From...

Monday, April 26, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been made aware that some college students are receiving fraudulent emails from people impersonating employees of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). In these emails, students are being asked for personal information, including […]

Learn to Protect Yourself From Phishing Attacks

Monday, April 26, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Email phishing attacks and similar methods that use text messaging and other communication technologies usually attempt to trick users into divulging sensitive, personal, professional or financial information, or to click on links that contain malware. Many phishing attacks take a “quantity over […]

Cyber Security: Best Practices for Creating Passwords

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations The most important first step to your online security is to have strong passwords, but the challenge is to create distinct passwords that you can actually remember or else you may fall into the bad habit of using the same login credentials […]

Important Zoom Notice for Mac Users

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Mac users, if you previously installed the Zoom plugin in Outlook, in order to continue scheduling Zoom meetings directly from Outlook, you must download and install the Zoom for Outlook add-in (versus the plug-in) by Saturday, May 1, 2021. As of May 1, the plug-in will not load when you attempt to schedule or […]

Gerri Roberts Presents on Cybersecurity at (ISC)²

Thursday, March 18, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Professor of Network Engineering Technology Gerri Roberts recently presented on e-commerce and cyber security at the local chapter of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)². Titled “Does Digital Native Status Impact End-user Anti-virus Usage?” Gerri’s presentation discussed the […]

Reminder: A New Atlas Will Launch This Week

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology This Monday, March 22, 2021, the new Atlas site will be live, with a soft launch on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Atlas, our web portal, is an essential part of our day-to-day activities at the College, for both employees and students, and […]

Valencia College Mobile App to Sunset

Monday, March 15, 2021 A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology As we roll out our new mobile-friendly Atlas site, we will sunset the Valencia College mobile app on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. This decision was made after usage statistics have revealed that only 5% of our total Valencia College population has […]

Cyber Security: Learn How to Protect Your Data With...

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations We live in a world where all of our personal information and data is available at our fingertips. While this provides us with great conveniences, it also creates the risk of losing control of our information. There are several resources available via […]

Network Maintenance Rescheduled for Evening of February 23

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer Valencia College’s previously planned network outage has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 23 at 10 p.m. through Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 4 a.m. During this time period, the network will be unavailable as Office of Information Technology (OIT) employees conduct maintenance that will improve the resiliency and security of […]