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Computer and account security enhancements

Posted: 11/7/2018 10:26:00 AM

Hello Titans,

 

  Beginning on Tuesday, November 13th we will be rolling out important security enhancements that will further protect our data, accounts, computers, and network.  These enhancements are in response to increasingly sophisticated attacks against our data and systems.  They will provide further protection against malware, ransomware, or other cyber-attack vectors. 

 

These updates will take place during the month of November and will be completed by December.  We have been working with select members of our campus community for several months to test these improvements and the results have been encouraging.

 

  How will you know that the security enhancements have been applied?  For most of us, we will never notice any difference in our day-to-day actions, and there are no actions necessary on your part to receive the updates.

 

  Certain actions, such as installing additional software, new printer drivers, or making changes to your computer that may have security implications, will require that you contact your Information Technology department.  We have a system in place that will allow you to take these actions by either submitting a support ticket or calling your IT Helpline at 253-460-HELP (4357). 

 

  Again, these enhancements are in response to increasingly sophisticated attacks against our data and systems, and will provide further protection against cyber-attacks.  If you encounter such a screen, simply contact the Information Technology department and we will assist you. 

 

Thank you for your help and diligence in protecting our information and systems.