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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Banner and Related Systems Are Back Online

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Atlas and all Banner-related systems are back online and available for all users, after Valencia College’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) team moved them from an onsite data center to an Amazon web services-hosted cloud environment last week and over the weekend. This move was a part of Project TITAN (Technology in the Amazon Network) and as […]

Reminder — Banner, Atlas and Related Systems Will Be...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27 through Monday, November 1, 2021, Valencia College’s Banner suite and the majority of related systems are moving from an onsite data center to an Amazon web services-hosted cloud environment. This move is a part of Project TITAN (Technology in the Amazon Network). During the transition timeframe, Banner and all Banner-related […]

October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month — 10 Tips to...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations There is no one single precaution that will protect you from cybercrime and hackers. It’s a combination of things you do and actions you take. Cybercriminals constantly find new opportunities and ways to gain access to your information. Practicing good personal cybersecurity […]