SharePoint, OneDrive: Best practices for online storage, file sharing

Posted on: January 25, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security
sharepoint and one drive best practices

When it comes to file storage and file sharing, cloud-based platforms provide users with convenient access, mobility and enhanced security, among other advantages. At Elon, faculty and staff can take advantage of SharePoint and OneDrive to store files and collaborate online – both free of charge.

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What makes us vulnerable to data breaches? Cathy Hubbs tells all

Posted on: October 30, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

Cathy Hubbs, the Chief Information Security Officer at American University, holds an intricate job which entails identifying digital risks, as well as maintaining the University’s information security program. This is imperative to protect technologies and services faculty, staff, and students use on American’s campus every day.

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Keeping your data secure when using cloud services

Posted on: September 8, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

If you’ve ever streamed a show on Netflix or Philo instead of watching a physical DVD or VHS, you’ve used a cloud service. The ability to access data from virtually anywhere and from any device is made possible by the use of cloud services. Thanks to cloud services, data can live on one or more servers, often called “the cloud,” instead of residing on just one device (like a computer, phone, hard drive or DVD).

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Hello spring, goodbye digital clutter

Posted on: April 6, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security
Digital Spring Cleaning

Just as our lives can get cluttered with physical stuff, our digital lives can also benefit from some spring cleaning. Use the tips below to help clear your devices and make sure you are still using secure online practices.

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Cyber security in the workplace

Posted on: October 10, 2016 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

Welcome to week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and its focus on creating a cyber security culture in the workplace. Both private and public sector organizations should realize their employees need to be constantly thinking about cyber security as they log into online systems, perform simple tasks like checking emails, and as they work away from the office using mobile devices.

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NCSAM Week 3: Protecting yourself in a world of constant connection

Posted on: October 14, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

In a world where we are almost always connected to the internet, it’s important to maintain a certain level of security. By accessing the digital world, individuals face a certain level of risk for cybercrime, cyberbullying, and a variety of scams. Read on for more information about keeping yourself and your family secure online.

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Data Privacy Day

Posted on: January 28, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

Data Privacy Day is an international holiday that occurs January 28. The day is designed to raise awareness, and promote privacy and data protection best practices. Currently, the day is observed by the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries.

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Be careful with spam emails

Posted on: October 15, 2014 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

Over the last few weeks, Elon University has experienced an influx in spam emails being sent to students, faculty, and staff. The emails that have been reported to the Technology Service Desk have become as chameleon-like as ever, coming in different shapes and forms that somehow do an excellent job of mimicking an official Elon University look.

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Cyber security: our shared responsibility

Posted on: September 30, 2014 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). All month consumers, businesses, colleges and universities, corporations, and the government will be working together to promote awareness and share online safety tips. 

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Students can backup work with Google Drive

Posted on: August 6, 2014 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

Many may not realize it, but Elon University’s partnership with Google Apps for Education provides students with 30GB of cloud storage space through Google Drive. This robust tool allows students to back up files and folders to the cloud, to actually create files through apps integrated with Google Drive, and to share those files with other individuals who have a Google account.

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