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Account Maintenance Process for Inactive Drexel Accounts

August 23, 2022

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, Drexel IT implemented a new management process for accounts inactive for more than 180 days.

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Critical Security Updates for Apple Devices (iOS, macOS)

August 23, 2022

Apple has disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices.

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Phone and Email Scams

August 17, 2022

Phishing emails and phone scams are more common than ever. Spear-phishing tactics, where scammers research victims and impersonate people they know, are becoming even more sophisticated.

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Domain Name & Network Time Server Update

May 26, 2022

The legacy DNS server addresses were depreciated in August 2018, and will continue to respond until June 30, 2022. End of support for the legacy network time servers was announced on January 9, 2017, with June 30, 2017, announced as the last day of reliable operation of these old time servers.

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IT'S WORLD PASSWORD DAY

MAY 5, 2022

The first Thursday of May is World Password Day. Password management is an important part of ensuring the privacy and security of your information. To celebrate this day, the Information Security team would like to share some tips to use when setting up and maintaining your passwords.

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DUNX1 Shutdown on June 30, 2022

March 1, 2022

After decades of service, the DUNX1 system and services will be retired on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

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Dr. Pablo on Potential Attack on Nation's Power Grid

February 25, 2022

Dr. Pablo expresses his concerns over potential Russian cyber attacks on the nation's power grid with Dan Cuellar from ABC Action News.

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Dr. Pablo on Preparing for Russian Cyberattack

February 17, 2022

Dr. Pablo discusses how to prepare for a Russian cyberattack with Liz Tung from the WHYY PBS.

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Dr. Pablo on Exploring Cryptocurrency

February 16, 2022

Dr. Pablo discusses exploring cryptocurrency to boost revenue in the city of Philadelphia with Max Marin from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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New Tech Update Issue: Data Privacy 2022

January 28, 2022

A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on data privacy.

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Dr. Pablo on AI and Privacy Regulation

January 11, 2021

Dr. Pablo discusses Artificial Intelligence and privacy regulation with Altor Ortiz.

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Signing In to Apps That Use Drexel Connect on iOS Devices

December 21, 2021

We have discovered a minor issue with iOS users trying to sign into Drexel-provided apps. These apps include Health Checker and Blackboard. It is important, if you are using push notifications from the Microsoft Authenticator app as your default method of multi-factor authentication (MFA), that you swipe down on the banner notification and select Approve.

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TECH ALERT: Delay macOS Monterey & Windows 11 Upgrades

October 21, 2021

Faculty and professional staff with Drexel-provided computers should NOT update to macOS Monterey or Windows 11, which are being released October 2021.

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Dr. Pablo on cyber scammers

October 1, 2021

Dr. Pablo discusses cyber scammers with Ximena Conde from WHYY

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TECHNOLOGY UPDATE - INFORMATION SECURITY ISSUE

September 30, 2021

A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on data privacy.

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KYW Newsradio Podcast with Dr. Pablo

June 29, 2021

Dr. Pablo discusses cyber attacks and ransomware with Matt Leon on KYW Newsradio's In Depth podcast.

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World Password Day

May 6, 2021

The first Thursday of May is World Password Day. Password management is an important part of ensuring the privacy and security of your information. To celebrate this day, the Information Security team would like to share some tips to use when setting up and maintaining your passwords.

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Updated NVivo License Available

March 25, 2021

An updated license key for NVivo is now available. For Drexel-Owned and Managed devices, we will push the license key to your computer automatically. However, if you are currently off campus, you must be first connected to the Drexel VPN in order to successfully complete the license re-activation.

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DR. PABLO ON KYW NEWS RADIO

March 8, 2021

Dr. Pablo discusses the vulnerability of Microsoft Business accounts following a cyberattack.

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New Tech Update Issue: Data Privacy 2021

January 28, 2021

A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on data privacy.

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TECH ALERT: Phishing Scams Impersonating Drexel IT

January 19, 2021

Recently, a new phishing scam has entered circulation. This scam impersonates Drexel IT, and uses the threat of a compromised account to coerce users into providing their Drexel credentials, including their password. If you receive ANY email asking for your password, DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY!

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Computer Accounts Management System Change

December 15, 2020

On Wednesday morning, December 16, 2020, the sign-in page for Drexel's Computer Accounts Management System (accounts.drexel.edu) will be updated to require a Drexel Connect sign-in. The page will have a new look as well, with a style similar to the Drexel Connect sign-in.

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New Sign-In for Adobe Creative Cloud

December 2, 2020

The sign-in method for Adobe Creative Cloud has been updated for users with a license provided by Westphal IT. Previously, these users signed in with a Drexel account on Adobe's Web site. Now, users must sign into Adobe Creative Cloud through Drexel Connect, with their Drexel credentials.

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Change of Voicemail Message Retention Policy

October 29, 2020

Effective Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Drexel University Information Technology will implement a change to the university's voicemail system that will impact retention of your voice mail messages.

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Adobe Acrobat Licensing Updates

July 23, 2020

Due to a licensing change with Adobe, the process of accessing and using Adobe products at Drexel has changed, and now requires sign-in to activate products, such as Acrobat Pro. As part of this change, previous Adobe Acrobat installs will no longer function at Drexel as of November 30th. This article explains what actions may be required to switch over to the newer version.

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Recommendations for Limiting Background Noise During Online Collaboration

September 2, 2020

Too much background noise during your online collaboration sessions? You have a couple of options open to you.

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New Issue Of Technology Update Issue: Information Security 2020 

October 6, 2020

A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on data privacy.

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Upcoming Information Security Talk with Dr. Pablo Molina

October 6, 2020

On Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00 PM EST, Drexel’s International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) and Women in Computing Society (WiCS) are hosting an Information Security Talk with Dr. Pablo Molina. 

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DR. PABLO ON NBC10

September 16, 2020

Dr. Pablo discusses about scammers taking advantage of voters in the upcoming Election.

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MAINTAINING PCI COMPLIANCE DURING A PANDEMIC

July 24, 2020

The Drexel University Payment Card Industry (PCI) team keeps up with security and compliance during Covid-19.

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NEW INTERIM INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY

July 31, 2020

We are pleased to present our new interim Information Security Policy.

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CORONAVIRUS: Detect and PROTECT Yourself AGAINST COVID-19 Phishing Emails & SCAMS - UPDATED

May 27, 2020

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the news coverage around the novel coronavirus by impersonating legitimate organizations in phishing attacks. These phishing emails may ask you to click on a link or open an attachment to review statistics or updated policies. Once you click you are likely to download malicious software onto your device.

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ATTENTION: Impersonation Email Scams

May 11, 2020

Drexel IT has seen a recent uptick in impersonation email scams sent to members of the Drexel community.

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New NVivo License Available

Effective March 2020 to March 2021

A new site license code is now available for NVivo Qualitative Analysis users. Depending on how the software is installed, the updated license key may have already been applied to your computer for you.

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Accessing Drexel Services and Resources Remotely

March 16, 2020

Faculty, professional staff, and students who are working or taking classes remotely have many online services available to them. Please see our Remote Access page for a listing of resources you might find helpful.

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Dr. Pablo On CISO Concerns

March 18, 2020

Dr. Pablo discusses the top three CISO challenges.

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Dr. Pablo On .ORG Domains

February 7, 2020

Dr. Pablo discusses the pros and cons of .org domain names.

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

January 31, 2020

Dr. Pablo Molina explains the ATGING, All That Glitters Is Not Gold, method to avoid phone and email scams.

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CIS SecureSuite

January 31, 2020

To bolster its information security efforts, Drexel IT subscribes to the CIS SecureSuite resources: CIS Benchmarks, CIS-CAT Pro, and CIS Controls. These are resources developed by global experts to protect organizations against pervasive and dangerous cyberattacks.

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New Issue Of Technology Update Issue: Data Privacy 2020 

January 28, 2020

A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on data privacy.

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