A recent email that came across most desks may not have been read but take time and review these tips for mobile security:
Keep your mobile device physically secure.
Control the data stored on the device.
Do not store sensitive information on the device unless you have authorization, and the device is encrypted. Contact the IT Help Desk, 252.328.9866/1.800.340.7081 for assistance.
Use a secure password/PIN to access your device.
Enable encryption (see Smartphone Encryption Recommendations at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/itsecurity/upload/SmartphoneEncryption.pdf). This will protect stored data if it is lost or stolen.
Delete ECU sensitive data and sensitive emails from your smartphone as soon as possible.
Consider installing antivirus software. This may prevent, detect and quarantine malware.
For more details see Smartphone Security Guidelines Continue reading
Two interesting articles that came across my desk this week.
Check out this recent article Infogarphic: The Role of Pinterest inside and Outside the Classroom, another way to share information with your students on something they are already connected to! and luckily I finished reading this article on being distracted before I pinned!
Respondus Test Generator not only allows you to import word documents into Respondus for exporting to Blackboard but you can also import a Blackboard test into Respondus for editing or export it into a Word document as well. The key is the Preview and Publish tab found in Respondus. Want to know more about how Respondus works click here, want to download Respondus click here. Contact this office for a demo or assistance in using this product.
Actually I mean phishing!
What is phishing?
Phishing is “attempting to acquire information (and sometimes, indirectly, money) such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.” (from Wikipedia)Tips to remember:
How can you report a spam or phishing e-mail?
Create a new e-mail.
Drag the spam or phishing message into the new e-mail message you just created.
Address the new e-mail message to either the SPAM REPORT* or PHISHING REPORT* address found in the ECU Exchange directory.