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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 […]

Project TITAN: Banner and Related Systems Will Be...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 As part of Valencia College’s continuous mission to bring the best experience to employees and students, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) has undertaken a project to improve our digital architecture, including, updating the Atlas user experience by providing a mobile-responsive site, moving our high-priority Banner and Banner-related systems to a cloud environment, […]

October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Secure Your...

Monday, October 18, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Mobile devices — including smartphones, laptops and tablets — are always within reach everywhere you go. Whether for work, travel or entertainment, these devices that allow you to feel connected to the world around you, are constantly online sending and receiving signals and becoming a […]

October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Identifying...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations One of the most common cyberattacks is phishing. A staggering 91% of cybercrime starts with email, according to a report by security firm FireEye. These emails are designed to deceive and trick recipients into taking action, such as clicking a malicious link […]

October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Monday, October 4, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. We are using new technologies and spending more time online. Our growing dependence on technology, coupled with the increasing threat of […]

Cyber Security: How to Stay Away From Cyber Attacks and B...

Monday, August 30, 2021 A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations At a time when we are more connected than ever, being “cyber smart” is of the utmost importance. This year has already seen more than a fair share of attacks and breaches. Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated with more evolved bad […]

OIT Offers Support for Returning to Campus

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Returning to campus, although exciting, can reintroduce some on-site practices that you may have forgotten about while working remotely and/or hybrid. If you have questions about setting up your laptop, docking station or monitor, troubleshooting your phone or even how to sign in to Teams or Zoom after your transition back to the […]