Monday, December 5, 2016

Managing Your Online Reputation

More adults are using social media to stay connected both personally and professionally, which means recruiters (for college, sports, and jobs) may be using social media more frequently to assess candidates’ qualifications. The type of information shared on social media can also provide fodder for phishing attacks and even identity theft, or allow people to make assumptions about you based on the groups that you are affiliated with. Remember to check your social media privacy and security settings frequently to ensure careful online reputation management.

Get the Word Out

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You should understand how to present yourself on social networking sites and how to safeguard your information. What many may consider temporary or fleeting will most likely remain on the Internet forever. As a result, keep these dos and don’ts in mind when sharing online.


Remember Last Night? Your Social Network Does. It Loves to Share!
  • Ask questions about who can access the information you are posting online, who controls and owns the information, and what is shared with third party.
  • Maintain a backup of the content you post on professional networking sites (e.g., LinkedIn).
  • Understand the default privacy settings on the social networking sites you use and how to change them to match your comfort level.
  • Keep your personal information private. Assess whether it’s necessary to share sensitive information such as your birthday, mailing address, phone number, e-mail, mother’s maiden name, sexual orientation, or Social Security number.
  • Be cautious about accepting requests to connect online. Connect only to people you trust who will not misuse the information you post.
  • Check the location settings on photos and videos you post to social networking sites.
  • Avoid joining online groups where you don’t know all the members or what they stand for.
  • Use passphrases to protect your social media accounts. A passphrase is a set of words that create a phrase that is 20 to 30 characters long.


  • Don’t share too much information that could be used to complete a profile about you. For example, share your birthday, but not the year you were born. Or share your hometown, but not the address where you live.
  • Don’t share any information that is being used for verification purposes such as your mother’s maiden name, the name of your first pet, or the street where first lived. Consider making up alternate answers to those questions that only you would know.
  • Don’t post when you are traveling or going out of town on vacation. It’s an open invitation letting criminals know that you are in a different location and that your home is vacant.
  • Don’t post photos of inappropriate or illegal activities.
  • Don’t click on attachments or links without checking the source.
  • Don’t “check in” to every place you visit. That information could be used to identify you in a vulnerable location.
  • Don’t use weak passwords, and never share your passwords!

Social Posts

  • Our general rule: Never post anything #online you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see! #SocialMediaSafety
  • Or to put it another way, if you wouldn’t want to see it on a billboard, keep it offline. #SocialMediaSafety
  • The Internet is forever. Protect your online reputation—your older self will thank you! #SocialMediaSafety
  • Keep your personal information private. Assess whether sensitive info is really necessary to share. #SocialMediaSafety
  • Remember to check your social media privacy & security settings often! #SocialMediaSafety


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Because your computer only has so much space

Google Drive for Mac/PC — the app that syncs files on your computer with Google Drive — is an easy way to make sure your files are safe and accessible from anywhere. Today, some new features are rolling out that’ll make your syncing and sharing experience even better.
Drive can store terabytes (upon terabytes) but there’s a good chance your computer’s hard drive will run out of space if you sync everything. Fortunately, you can now select which folders or subfolders you want to sync — and deselect the ones you don’t.
When you deselect a folder, it’ll be removed from your computer but still kept safely in Drive. And Drive shows you the size of each folder, so you'll know how much space you're freeing up.


Take care of shared files and folders
After you sync your files, Drive makes it easy to move and delete items directly from your computer. But doing that with shared files can cause others to lose access. Now, Drive warns you when this might happen.

These updates are rolling out over the next week or so. As always, stay in touch on Google+ and Twitter to let us know what you think.
Posted from Google Blog 4/14/16-

Monday, November 28, 2016

ATS ClearCompany Log In Issue Resolved

ATS ClearCompany has fixed their issue and apologizes for any inconvenience.

ATS ClearCompany Log In Issues

IT is aware that the connection to ATS ClearCompany is not working.  The issue has been reported to ATS ClearCompany and we are waiting for a resolution.

We will update this post once the situation is resolved.

RESOLVED: Licensing issue: AspenTech HYSYS is down

The licensing issue has been resolved. AspenTech products should be fully functional again.

Original post:
ITS is aware of a licensing issue currently preventing AspenTech HYSYS from functioning.

The license expired this past Monday at midnight. We have been working with their support team since then to resolve the problem. They appear to have been closed for most of the holiday weekend.

We will update this post as soon as we have any more information.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Resolved: 25Live Severe Performance Issues


Service interruption resolved.

We received the following update from CollegeNet:
At approximately 11:00 PST 25Live experienced a service interruption. 25Live was up and running at 12:00 PST. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


25Live performance seems to be improving. However, we have not yet received confirmation from CollegeNet that the issue has been resolved.

Original Post:

ITS is aware of severe performance issues currently affecting our 25Live instance.

We have notified Collegenet and are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. We will update this post as we receive any additional information.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Planned Outage - Banner & Self-Service Applications

Information Technology Services will be performing a point release upgrade to the Banner administrative systems.  This scheduled maintenance will require the server to be off line on November 20 between 8:00am - 12:00 noon.  Access to Banner and Self-service will be impacted for 4 hour.

Thank you for your patience during this short outage.

Information Technology Services