Think Before You Click - How to avoid being the victim of Phishing
What is phishing?
Phishing is an attempt to gain usernames and passwords by masquerading as a trustworthy source through an electronic communication [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing].
This summer campus was hit extremely hard with faculty, staff and students falling for a variety of Phishing emails. When cybercriminals get even one of us to fall for their phishing attempt it creates problems for all of us.
For more on this topic please read Think Before You Click.
Simplifying Network Access: Bradford Network Access Control
A simplified, easier to use solution for network attachment is planned for campus-wide availability on January 9, 2013. Bradford Network Access Control will offer Grinnell's network users many advantages that are not currently available with our Cisco environment.
- Network attachment will be more automated, quicker, and less time consuming. Gone will be the days of minutes of extensive wait time and multiple password entries.
- Multiple devices will be able to be attached to the network.
- PC's, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices will be able to be concurrently attached to the network under one user id.
- Guests to Grinnell College will be able to easily attach to the network through self-serve features, making us a friendlier environment to them.
- Increased security. All of the above will be accomplished while providing our community with an increased level of security to protect our network environment.
This is one of numerous advancements ITS is introducing with the intent of making your life easier and improving our technology.
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