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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

In Summer 2020, the process of accessing and using Adobe products at Drexel will change. This affects faculty and professional staff using Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Creative Cloud purchased internally through the University.

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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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TECH ALERT: Delay macOS Catalina Upgrades

October 8, 2019

Faculty and professional staff users of Drexel-owned Macs (and students who use Drexel-licensed software) should NOT update to macOS Catalina, which was released October 7, 2019. Drexel IT must first test critical Drexel software and systems—including Sophos SafeGuard, our data encryption and security software—to ensure compatibility.

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Dr. Pablo On Cyber Security Maturity

September 25, 2019

Dr. Pablo Molina speaks with #klogix about cyber security maturity or the lack thereof.

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Another One Bites the DUST

September 18, 2019

Drexel University Security Training (DUST) provides students, faculty, and professional staff with the cybersecurity tools and knowledge they need to protect themselves, as well as their loved ones, against cyberattacks.

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CISO Talks At Welcome Week

September 16, 2019

Dr. Pablo Molina, Drexel University’s Chief Information Security Officer, spoke with incoming students during Welcome Week about information security threats and defenses against them. 

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Update: Sophos EndPoint Protection and Personal Computers

August 27, 2019

Drexel IT now only offers Sophos EndPoint Protection to faculty and professional staff for Drexel-provided computers.

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Thoughts On Cyber Careers

August 20, 2019

In this interview, Dr. Molina thinks about careers in cybersecurity, joining the profession, and finding good candidates.

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MFA Coming to DrexelConnect for Faculty

August 13, 2019

On August 13, 2019, Drexel Connect will require a Multi-Factor Authentication sign-in for faculty accounts. Faculty will be prompted automatically to authenticate via their default method.

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Announcing the @dragons.drexel.edu Alumni Addresses

July 3, 2019

Drexel's new @dragons.drexel.edu email service launches today! This new service allows Drexel alumni to keep their Drexel Office 365 mailbox indefinitely. The associated email address, however, will change to reflect your changing relationship with the University.

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Online Privacy Talk At The Franklin Institute

June 13, 2019

Dr. P vented about online privacy in a recent talk at the Franklin Institute.

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Drexel Virtual Private Network (VPN) Security Improvements

May 29, 2019

In support of ongoing efforts to better protect personal information, beginning on the morning of Thursday, May 30, the Drexel VPN will require Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

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CISO Visits the Women in Computing Society

May 29, 2019

Dr. Pablo Molina, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Drexel IT, along with the Information Security team, visited the Women in Computing Society to educate students on the importance of information security and to scout talent for co-op and full-time positions.

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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Account Security

March 11, 2019

Drexel IT has begun to roll out of multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Microsoft Office 365 to targeted departments across campus.

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New Zero-Day Exploit in Google Chrome Found

March 8, 2019

On March 1, 2019, Google released an update for its browser which patched an exploit malicious actors have already been found to be utilizing. Drexel's Information Security Team strongly advises all students and staff to update their chrome browsers to ensure secure browsing.

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New NVivo License Available

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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Upcoming Changes to Signing in to DrexelOne and Drexel Connect

January 30, 2019

Beginning on February 13, 2019, Drexel IT will simplify the sign-on system for Drexel Connect (including DrexelOne).

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New Tech Update Issue: Data Privacy 2019

January 28, 2019

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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Drexel Chief Information Security Officer Receives HITEC 100 Award

November 12, 2018

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Thomas DeChiaro, and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Dr. Pablo Molina, attended the Hispanic IT Executive Council at Cisco Headquarters on November 8-9, 2018. There, Dr. Molina was honored as one of the Top 100 Hispanics in Technology.

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Zoom Migration Begins October 30

October 30, 2018

As reported in the September Technology Update, Drexel now has a university-wide license for Zoom, the online meeting and video conferencing service. Drexel has begun contacting current Zoom users with instructions and an invitation to move their account onto the university license.

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Drexel's CIO and CISO speak with our CyberDragons

October 23, 2018

Thomas DeChiaro, Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Dr. Pablo Molina, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Drexel IT, visited the Drexel CyberDragons to educate students on the importance of information security and to scout talent for co-op positions.

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NEW ISSUE OF TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: October 2018

October 2, 2018  

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

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New Section on Information Security

September 11, 2018

The Information Security team in Drexel IT has added a new section to the Web site to bolster user awareness of information security. Under the new Information Security tab in the top navigation bar, you will find information on copyright, how to report phishing scams and stolen computers, and more.

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Windows 10 Feature Updates

August 15, 2018

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft now provides "feature updates" twice a year. To maintain a more secure environment, Drexel IT requires installation of feature updates for all Drexel-owned computers that run Windows 10. Currently, a process is underway to update computers that are running older versions of Windows 10 to bring them up to date.

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More Phishing Scams

July 16, 2018

More phishing scams, especially those purporting to be from "Drexel University IT Center" regarding Office 365, are in circulation this morning. Drexel IT does not send such notices outside of an official template, and does not close accounts in this way. Do not click any links and delete it immediately unanswered.

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Technology Update - Information Security Issue

May 24, 2018

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

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"Mystery Shopper" Email Scams

May 21, 2018

Drexel Police are advising the campus community of an increasing number of reports of electronic and email "mystery shopper" and job posting scams, which attempt to steal money, information, or both.

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