Phishing, as defined in Wikipedia, “… is the act of attempting to acquire information … by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.” The most common form of communication today for phishing is email. Phishing exists because it is extremely effective for spammers or criminals seeking usernames, passwords, credit card details or other… Read more »
Ben Beachy led an Information Systems presentation at an EMU Staff Development session on Tuesday, October 22, which described the implementation plan being developed to convert EMU’s email and calendar systems to Google Apps for Education. The session began with a short set of slides which began with the statement “Microsoft fits EMU today but Google… Read more »
Each year the Information Systems Planning Committee (ISPC) reviews the Information Systems Policy and considers any changes recommended by Information Systems leadership for approval. Only one revision has been made this year to the policy manual, but it is significant and important for all EMU employees to understand.
Spamming and phishing are, unfortunately, a daily reality with email. Information Systems deploys a number of resources to constantly filter incoming email to keep out the “bad stuff”. However, the cleverness and veracity of the “bad guys” continues to escalate and, unfortunately, some of the bad stuff gets delivered to our email inboxes.
The second meeting of Information Systems Planning Committee (ISPC) for the fall semester 2013, scheduled for November 30, was cancelled by mutual agreement of committee leadership because it was judged that there were no sufficiently compelling agenda items to justify calling the meeting.
Eastern Mennonite University Information Systems Planning Committee October 26, 2012 Meeting #1 [DRAFT] Present: Fred Kniss, Jenni Piper, Jack Rutt, Audrey Shenk, Walt Surratt, Ben Beachy, Christian Early, Dee Weikle, Jacob Bontrager-Singer Absent: Sandy Brownscombe Agenda: 1. Review of previous meeting’s minutes 1) [20111208.A] Action: InfoSys management will draft a brief addition to our existing… Read more »
Next week marks the end of a technology era at EMU, with the final shutdown of our Novell servers. Novell was the first networking system deployed at EMU in about 1994. For the better part of the last two years Information Systems has been planning and then implementing our migration from the Novell networking system… Read more »
Eastern Mennonite University Information Systems Planning Committee April 16, 2012 Meeting #4 Present: Fred Kniss, Jenni Piper, Jack Rutt, Audrey Shenk, Steve Johnson, Sandy Brownscombe, Walt Surratt, Ben Beachy, Brian Gumm, Tyler Groff Absent: Sam Kauffman, Daryl Bert Agenda: 1. Review of previous meeting’s minutes and action items 1) [20101011.A] Action: Jack Rutt will convene… Read more »
Eastern Mennonite University Information Systems Planning Committee February 24, 2012 Meeting #3 Present: Jenni Piper, Jack Rutt, Audrey Shenk, Steve Johnson, Sandy Brownscombe, Walt Surratt, Ben Beachy, Daryl Bert, Brian Gumm, Tyler Groff Absent: Fred Kniss, Sam Kauffman
With several EMU email accounts having recently been compromised because the EMU mailbox owners were tricked into giving away their passwords, I feel I need to, again, remind the campus community that you should never, never, never give away your EMU password. Did I mention NEVER? Email messages are being sent to @emu.edu email addresses… Read more »