Migration to Office365 E-mail

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In the next few weeks, Chattanooga State IT Services will be migrating our e-mail system to Outlook 365. This change will enable a number of features and enhancements currently not available, and provide greater usability, security, and stability moving into the future.

There are a number of items that we would like to bring to your attention to prepare you for this change:

Staying Safe, Sound, and Secure Online: Part Two - Email Security

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In the last article in our Staying Safe, Sound, and Secure Online series, we explored how to stay safe when browsing online. Another common activity that hackers target is e-mail. Today we will take a look at how e-mail is being exploited, and practical things you can do to prevent evil-doers from exploiting your e-mail.

Avoid and E-mail Emergency

Information Technology Reminder: paSs1w7ords

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According to Wikipedia, “a password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or to gain access to a resource, which should be kept secret.” Passwords can be considered “a key” that allows authorized individuals to access all data required for them to perform their job, and is also the key that provides protection to this same data. This data can include PPI, PCI, and FERPA information--critical and sensitive data that both ChSCC and you are required to protect by law.

New IT Services Web Site

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The IT Services department is proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website. We have been working to move the new site to the Drupal content management platform in order to align technologies with the campus website, and to bring better and new functionality to the site.

Some of the new features include:

Staying Safe, Sound, and Secure Online: Tips and Tricks for Safer Computing: Part One

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It seems like every day we see a new headline about the latest company that was breached by hackers, data leaked, passwords compromised, identities stolen. That could never happen here on our campus, right?