Tag - Information Technology

Gru.edu email domain to be retired on Dec. 14

The gru.edu email domain will be permanently retired on Dec. 14. After that time, mail to gru.edu addresses will no longer be forwarded to augusta.edu addresses and will be returned to the sender as undeliverable. When we began working with our stakeholders to change our name to Augusta University...

‘KRACK’ WiFi Attack could put your information at risk

New cybersecurity research has revealed a vulnerability in the WPA2 (Wireless Access) security encryption protocol. Since many modern devices and wireless routers rely on WPA2 to encrypt WiFi traffic, chances are good that your devices may have also been affected. “You should update your...

Learn to use Box at upcoming training sessions

by Ali Hale Information Technology will be offering two training sessions next week for faculty and staff that would like to learn how to use Box. Box is a cloud based file storage, sharing, and collaboration tool that is available to all current university faculty, staff, and students. It can be...

New web interface now available for Box Cloud Storage

Box has released an updated web interface for managing your Box cloud storage. The new interface provides an updated look with a clean layout and improved functionality to make it even easier to work in Box. All Augusta University Box accounts will automatically move to this new interface on May 12...

Reminder: Phishing threats require constant vigilance  

A recent report about internet security threats found that reported breaches increased by 22 percent last year, with the health care industry ranking second to business services in the number of incidents. The report also found that for the health care industry, one in 4,375 emails were phishing...

Reminder: Beware of tech service phone call scams

The following email was originally sent by Walter Ray, chief information security officer, on March, 29, 2017. The scam continues, however, so please follow these tips keep your computer safe.  Scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer...

Novell MyFiles to be retired on March 31

In November, users received notification that the Novell MyFiles directory will be retired as part of the effort to move file storage to new technology. Since December, the Novell MyFiles directory has been set to a read-only state to allow users to copy their files from Novell MyFiles to a new...

Watch for W-2 scams, officials warn

As we push further and further into tax season 2017, tax-related fraud and phishing scams are occurring more and more frequently. Some of the most common scams involve hackers attempting to steal employer W-2 information (either to collect Social Security Numbers or to file fraudulent returns...

How susceptible are we to phishing?

The following email was distributed to Augusta University staff on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016: Augusta University recently conducted two assessments of our susceptibility to phishing. The fake message in the image below was sent to faculty, staff and students to help determine the likelihood that our...

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