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Fall 2019 Semester Announcements

Please see below for announcements about Fall 2019 Semester teaching technology resources from CALS-OIT and Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation.

Spring Semester announcements

Please see below for announcements about Spring Semester teaching technology resources from CALS-OIT and Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation.   As the Spring 2019 semester approaches, I’d like to offer you a chance to become more familiar with the technology in your CALS classroom. Learn about a new classroom, refresh your memory on a familiar […]

Security Awareness talk

In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, CALS-OIT was glad to have Kyle Szuta, a Security Operations Engineer from the Cornell IT Security Office, speak about Security Awareness on October 24th. Kyle covered the following topics: Phishing awareness Password management (LastPass) Two-step login (Duo) Kyle’s slides are available to view or you can watch […]

CALS OIT Desktop Technician Rotation

CALS OIT Desktop Technician Rotation CALS OIT will continue rotating technicians between the East and West service areas as previously communicated.  We’re sharing this with you as you’re likely to see new faces, and interact with new techs, over the coming weeks. On rotation from the 16th to the 27th of April are: Ian Bishop – Will rotate to […]

ID Finder for CALS computers

All college owned computers currently have “Identity Finder” software installed in order to assist faculty and staff in identifying confidential, restricted, or personally identifiable, information that might be stored on them.  Beginning in November 2016, CALS OIT will reinitiate the effort of automatically running Identity Finder on all college owned computers on a quarterly basis. […]

Upgrade Outlook 2011 for Mac to Outlook 2016 for Mac

Microsoft has removed Outlook 2011 for Mac from the Office 365 Portal and announced that the email and calendar application will no longer be supported as of October 2017. For these reasons, and to focus support resources where there is greatest demand, as of March 31, 2017, Outlook 2011 for Mac will no longer be […]

Support ends for Symantec AV

On October 21, 2016, support will end for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) and PGP Encryption. Individuals who installed Symantec Antivirus from Cornell websites on their personally owned computers need to remove SEP and install / enable one of the following options. Computers that are not transitioned away from SEP by October 21 will have out-of-date […]

TeamViewer denies hack after PCs hijacked, PayPal accounts drained • The Register

We don’t use or recommend TeamViewer but some of our clients might use it, if so be aware of this compromise and let us know if you have questions. Source: TeamViewer denies hack after PCs hijacked, PayPal accounts drained • The Register

Widespread email phishing attempts

Fraudulent emails are targeting Cornell by claiming to be from a Cornell office or official, requesting personal information and passwords. They are trying to scare people into reacting by creating a sense of urgency with ALL CAPS, threatening to close an account, etc. Unfortunately, these types of phishes are becoming incredibly common.   For a […]

MS Surface power cord recall

This recall applies to: AC power cords for Microsoft Surface Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 devices sold before March 15, 2015 Get details and answers to common questions about the Microsoft Surface Pro AC power cord replacement program. Learn how to order a replacement part if your Surface Pro power […]

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