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Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Online Safety Tips

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 by IT Security

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year this October.  This nationwide effort is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security to provide education about cyber threats and offer tips and best practices concerning how to stay safe online. The University of Mississippi Office of Information Technology remains committed to protecting information through the […]

Additional Authentication Process Required for SAP Users Beginning October 17

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by IT Security

On Wednesday, October 17, The Office of Information Technology (IT) will apply additional security measures to enhance the protection of our services and defend against cyber attacks.  Effective on that date, it will be necessary to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection prior to accessing the SAP GUI. What to Do? For SAP users, IT suggests […]

Be Aware of Job Scams

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 by IT Security

There is no shortage of fake jobs. Employment scams are commonly designed to steal your personal information, credentials, and money. Many of these schemes involve virtual assistant, secret shopper, or similar work-at-home positions, often along with receipt of fake checks.  The scammers typically try to build trust over several different communications (including social media, calls, […]

Go! and Do More!

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by Robby Seitz

Back in 2012, when student email accounts were being migrated to Gmail, we developed a small site at go.olemiss.edu to explain what was happening and to provide instructions. It also linked to the other services that were included in our contract with Google. Before long, we realized this was such an easy URL for people […]

MATLAB Renewal for 2018-2019

Posted on: April 27th, 2018 by Brian Hopkins

The University of Mississippi’s Total Academic Headcount license for MATLAB has been renewed.  As reported here in 2017, UM now has a ‘full suite’ license that includes all toolboxes and other add-on programs for MATLAB. This license is supported by a number of campus units. Instructions for the renewal are available in the myOleMiss portal. […]

Modern Authentication for Office 365

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by Brian Hopkins

On January 8, 2018, IT system administrators will make a change to the employee email system to enable “modern authentication” in Office 365.  Modern authentication includes a sign-in method that replaces the Windows security dialog box normally seen when prompted for credentials in Office applications such as Outlook. It is more than just a different […]

Upgrade to UM MATLAB License

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Brian Hopkins

Beginning today, the answer is “Yes” to the question:  “Is [name of toolbox] included in the University’s MATLAB license?” TheMathWorks, publisher of MATLAB, is changing the pricing model for its products. Pursuant to this change, UM has been offered a cost-free upgrade to TMW’s new Full Suite product package, which includes both all existing MATLAB […]

Critical Security Update for Apple Devices

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Brian Hopkins

On Oct. 31, 2017, Apple released a set of updates for Mac computers, iOS devices (iPads and iPhones), Apple TVs, and Apple Watches. These updates contain a critical fix necessary to ensure your security when connecting to wireless networks. *The Office of Information Technology (IT) recommends, in the strongest possible terms, that you install these […]

SPSS Renewal for 2018

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 by Brian Hopkins

The University’s site license for SPSS has been renewed for the period Nov. 1, 2017  — Oct. 31, 2018. Instructions for reactivating the program, including the faculty and student license codes, are available in myOleMiss. Log in to myOleMiss, search for Research Software, and click through to the page for SPSS. There you will find […]

Easy-to-Use Data Protection with Hardware Encryption Devices

Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by IT Security

Those who deal with sensitive data must take special care when storing files on removable media such as USB flash drives. Encryption is best way to protect this data from accidental disclosure – it makes files indecipherable to unauthorized users. The UM Box service provides encryption both in transit and at-rest. Cloud storage is not […]