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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 […]

Higher Education Meets eBay: An Online Marketplace for Course Notes

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by

Instructors and students have been sharing course materials online for over fifteen years.  In the early years of the Internet and web browsers, instructors posted course materials on a personal web page or a file transfer (ftp) site.  In recent years, web-based learning management systems have replaced these personal course web pages.  Products such as […]

Be Aware of Copyright Laws and Violations!

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

Article Updated:  September 12, 2014 Recently, the University of Mississippi  has seen an increase in the number of copyright violation notices received from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and the Entertainment Software Association in accordance with the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act).   These notices typically identify illegal music and movie downloads from the campus network.  […]