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.
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.
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.
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.
Wireless Security Update For DragonFly3
July 3, 2019
On Friday, July 5, 2019, Drexel will update a security component used when connecting to the DragonFly3 wireless network. Most computers, tablets and phones will accept the update automatically, but some will need help to re-connect.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
New Tech Update Issue: Data Privacy
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology Update - October 2018 Issue Posted
A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on information security.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Stay Alert: More Phishing Emails
February 20, 2018
Drexel IT offers this friendly reminder to use caution whenever you respond to email, click links, or open attachments they provide. Check our Debunker page for more real examples of scam emails. More information about scam emails, and how to protect yourself, can be found on our Web site here.
Departments: Purchasing Additional Office 365 Services
February 14, 2018
Drexel departments may purchase additional O365 services for their employees through the O365 Add-On Purchase Request form at drexel.edu/ITRequest under Request a Service > Accounts & Access.