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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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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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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 ( 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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September 16, 2020

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

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July 24, 2020

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

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July 31, 2020

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

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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 Alumni Addresses

July 3, 2019

Drexel's new 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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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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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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