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Employee Email Outlook: 100% Chance of Clouds

Posted on: June 7th, 2016 by Robby Seitz

Although a number of recent phishing scams about email upgrades have been targeting our campus lately, this message about changes to our email service is official. Beginning this summer, employee email accounts will be migrated from the campus-based Exchange Server to the cloud-based Office 365 email service. Immediate benefits include: 50 MB email attachments 50 […]

The Latest News on Adobe’s Creative Suite and Creative Cloud Licensing

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by Penny Rice

On February 27, 2015, Adobe will be discontinuing Adobe Creative Suite under its volume licensing programs. This means that Creative Cloud will be the exclusive source for the latest versions of Adobe’s creative apps and services for faculty, staff, and students.  We recently visited with our Adobe account manager and discussed some of the details. […]

Cloud Storage and Sensitive Data

Posted on: July 25th, 2011 by

Effective July 1, 2011, Mississippi has a data breach notification law, House Bill 583. This law defines what data is considered to be sensitive (confidential), what constitutes a breach under this law, and the process that must be followed in the event sensitive information is “leaked” in a data breach. In addition to the state […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Box Interface

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by Brian Hopkins

Box, UM’s enterprise cloud storage provider, has made changes to their web interface that many users will find interesting. New features include:  An easy one-button mechanism for sharing files and folders.  A “Favorites” classification that allows you to view just those files and folders you’ve specified as your favorites.  Enhanced search functions with convenient filtering/narrowing […]

Goodbye to On-Premises Exchange

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by TERESA MCCARVER

During the summer and early fall of 2016 all employee email was migrated from the on-premises UM Mail Exchange server to the Office 365 cloud service. Now it is time to take the next step.  The on-premises Exchange server is scheduled to be retired on May 1, 2017. What does that mean for you?  The […]

Why You Need a Password Manager

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by IT Security

As technology professionals, we make password demands that can feel unreasonable. We want you to: 1. Use a strong password. 2. Set unique passwords for every service you use. 3. Reset all of your passwords frequently. 4. Never reuse a password. 5. Never write any of these passwords down anywhere. Of course, we have really good reasons for all of […]

Protecting Sensitive Data

Posted on: March 29th, 2016 by IT Security

Information security is an evolving challenge. This responsibility is shared by all UM employees, students, vendors, and everyone else who contributes to our academic community. Consider for a moment the illustration shown on the explosion of digital information. This exponential growth is being driven by an increasing number of intelligent connected devices. Inevitably, this trend will also continue making […]

Security Tip from the Matrix: There is no Free iPad

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by Deetra Wiley

As the fall semester begins, expect more emails disguised as free offers for computers, cures for back pain, amazing job opportunities, and even assistance from Microsoft’s Helpdesk.   It is safe to consider the majority of these unsolicited emails as phishing attempts, with the goal of enticing you to click on website links in order to […]