Cybercrime and Law Enforcement

The focus of the final week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month centers around the education of local law enforcement officers to enable them to help their communities deal with the effects of cybercrime and providing the general public with ways to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft, fraud, phishing and other forms…

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Hardware Failure at Internet Service Provider

Today, at approximately 1:15PM the Office of Information Technology (OIT) was made aware of a hardware failure by our Internet Service Provider (ISP).  The ISP is an external company that provides internet connectivity to SJU. Due to this hardware failure we are currently running at one-third of our normal bandwidth. This means that you will…

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MySJU is Retiring!

The Nest, SJU’s information portal, launched during the Spring 2014 semester as the replacement for our legacy portal, MySJU.  The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has continued to add functionality and improve The Nest based on feedback received from campus constituents so we may begin the process of phasing out MySJU as our primary portal.…

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Online Security for Small to Medium-sized Businesses

While cybersecurity is an important issue for both small and big businesses alike, larger companies have a marked advantage when it comes to purchasing and implementing the systems necessary to keep their data safe. Even so, the little guys face the same critical concerns when it comes to warehousing sensitive customer information. According to the…

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Securing Infrastructure and the “Internet of Things.”

This year the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on critical infrastructure and The Internet of Things. “The Internet underlies nearly every facet of our daily lives and is the foundation for much of the critical infrastructure that keeps our nation running. The systems that support electricity, financial services, transportation, and communications…

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Tips and Tricks for Travelers

Whether you’re headed on a vacation or studying abroad, there are some basic necessities to bring with you. But as any frequent traveler knows, there are also tricks, gadgets, and apps to make your experience 10x better: A universal power adapter should be the first thing you pack if you’re going out of the country.…

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Developing Secure IT Products to Defend against Cybersecurity Threats

According to the website StaySafeOnline.org, “building security into information technology products is key to enhanced cybersecurity. Security is an essential element of software design, development, testing and maintenance. The software we use every day on our phones, tablets, and computers may have vulnerabilities that can compromise our personal information and privacy.” (About, 2014) With a…

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NCSAM: Celebrating 11 Years of Cybersecurity Awareness

This October marks the 11th anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has helped to educate online consumers and businesses about cybersecurity issues and the best practices for avoiding them. As a growing number of consumers turn to online shopping as…

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The Nest: Useful Links & Tools Portlet

Under the Employee Page in The Nest, you will find an enhanced portlet called “Useful Links and Tools”.  This portlet is great news for users of the following tools: Banner INB INB is short for “Internet Native Banner” and refers to the back-end of Banner that is most widely used by administrative staff to manage…

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