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The Office of Information Security generally works behind-the-scenes to ensure that NIU is safe, but they can’t do it alone. “Sometimes people think that all security happens within the Information Security team, and therefore, they don’t have to worry about it,” said Williams, senior director of IT Infrastructure and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in...
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As we increasingly use personal cell phones for work, here are two important things to remember. Illinois Freedom of Information Act The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides public access to government documents and records. As a state university, NIU is subject to the Illinois FOIA. Texts, e-mails, files, etc. used in the “transaction of public...
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Information Technology Services is warning campus computer users of a new and “nasty”email threat called “Cryptolocker.” Cryptolocker, which generally comes in as an attachment to an email claiming to be a UPS delivery or some another realistic-sounding story, will: encrypt the victim’s files using a public key encryption; let the victim know their files are...
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Two primary updates have been made to the University Electronic Mail (e-mail) policy. The first is a formalization of existing practices concerning the use of GroupWise as the official university e-mail communication mechanism. All official university correspondence, including but not limited to messages from the president, policy information, employment and benefit notifications, is electronically distributed through...