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Protect yourself from phishing

Oct. 28, 2020—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt University Information Technology is sharing tips for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on protecting yourself from phishing. Since the creation of email, scammers have used phishing attacks to trick victims into revealing sensitive information. Phishing is when an attacker sends an email that looks...

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Protect yourself from identity theft

Oct. 20, 2020—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Vanderbilt University Information Technology will be sharing tips for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on protecting your personal information. Identity theft occurs when an individual’s identity is stolen. The theft can include medical, financial, and personally identifiable information. Thieves can use this information...

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Children and technology: Is your child safe online?

Oct. 5, 2020—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Vanderbilt University Information Technology will share tips for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on internet safety for kids. Today’s youth are exposed to the internet more than ever before—through virtual classrooms, video calling, online gaming, entertainment and social media—creating an irrefutable need for...

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Tips to secure your Zoom meetings, avoid ‘Zoombombing’

Oct. 3, 2020—With the increased use of Zoom at Vanderbilt, there have been cases of bad actors trying to interfere with classes and meetings. The “Zoombombing” trend happens when uninvited guests join Zoom meetings with the intention of disrupting the meeting or sharing unwelcome content. Most of these are perpetrated through publicly available Zoom links, but that is...

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Sep. 30, 2020—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an initiative led by the Department of Homeland Security to raise awareness about cybersecurity and provide education on strategies to keep your information protected. Throughout the month of October, look for articles in MyVU from Vanderbilt University Information Technology with tips for staying safe online. Protect yourself and help...

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Preparation, collaboration over summer paves way for effective teaching in hybrid classroom

Sep. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt’s substantial investments in classroom technology and efforts to foster collaboration over the summer were aimed at preparing faculty to teach effectively within the hybrid classroom this fall. The strategy included upgrading classroom technology to support livestreaming and recording, and training faculty in both new and existing classroom technologies. “As we prepared for our return...

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Research-related IT resources at Vanderbilt info sessions Aug. 31, Sept. 18

Sep. 14, 2020—Research-related IT resources at Vanderbilt info sessions Aug. 31, Sept. 18 Custom programming solutions and consultation High-performance computing and cloud resources IT training and digital resources Data acquisition and analytics Desktop support networking and storage Data-use agreements and securityFor more info, please join us for virtual info sessions jointly hosted by Research IT Services and...

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Wireless network security update set for July 8

Jun. 17, 2020—As part of Vanderbilt’s continued efforts to provide world-class technology and support its teaching and research missions, VUIT will update the vuNet and eduroam wireless networks on July 8. After the updates occur, all VU-managed devices will be automatically reconnected to the networks. However, personal smart devices or other non-Vanderbilt issued devices will need to...

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Microsoft Office 365 online applications protected by multi-factor authentication beginning April 22

Apr. 21, 2020—As the Vanderbilt community continues to engage in new modes of online collaboration for remote teaching, learning and work, it is essential that we boost our cybersecurity posture to protect Vanderbilt systems and data. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the best ways to protect our systems from cyberattacks. Beginning April 22, MFA will be...

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Behind the computer screen: VUIT enhances resources for remote work, learning

Apr. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt employees respond to challenges amid COVID-19 Many of those who are helping to assure that Vanderbilt faculty, students, and staff have the resources they need to continue teaching, learning, and working during the global novel coronavirus pandemic are staff members in Vanderbilt University Information Technology. From protecting data to training on Zoom to ensuring...

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