Archive for December 2012

December 2012 - secureCI Monthly Security Newsletter Now Available

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secureCI, CI's monthly information security awareness newsletter is now available for viewing. Please follow this link to view the December issue of secureCI.

Are you a hacker's target?

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Hackers are constantly trying to gather information about you for a variety of reasons.  Find out what you can do to make it more difficult for them to success.  Watch this short video courtesy of SANS Securing the Human to learn who is targeting you, how you're being targeted and why.
This video will be available through the end of December 2012.


3D Printing

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I've been asked to write a piece on technology trends for the coming year. I've been fascinated with 3D printing for a number of years. If you're not familiar with the term, the Wikipedia article on 3D printing is a good place to start. 


To see how interest has grown recently, I decided to go to Google Trends (an excellent resource as well!) and type in "3D Printer". The results are shown below. I think I'm on to something! Now I have a topic, but I still have to write....

Don't click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of unsolicited emails

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Spam filters do a good job of catching most unwanted e-mail, but some might still reach you.  Most spam is designed to get you to respond with your own email or to click a link to "unsubscribe".  When you respond or click the "unsubscribe" link, the sender can take your email address and add it to a SPAM database of active email addresses.  You might then start receiving large amounts of SPAM in your inbox.  To be on the safe side, don't respond or click the "unsubscribe" links on any unsolicited emails.

Important notice regarding student Dolphin Email and CI Docs

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Earlier today, the Division of Technology & Communication (T&C) became aware of an email addressing issue in Dolphin Email. The problem was introduced as a result of changes made during the launch of CI’s new document collaboration service, CI Docs.

This change created some confusion for students using Dolphin Email, resulting in some students sending emails to faculty email addresses that do not exist. To immediately reduce confusion at this critical time of the semester, this evening (Wednesday, December 5, 2012), T&C will disable the global address list within all Dolphin Pod services, including CI Docs and Dolphin Email.

When sending email from Dolphin Email, please remember that all official CI faculty and staff email addresses end in “@csuci.edu, and all student email addresses end in “@myci.csuci.edu”. There are no faculty or staff email addresses that end in “@myci.csuci.edu”.

You can check for correct student, faculty and staff email addresses in the CI Campus Directory, or by replying directly to an email sent to you from the person you are trying to contact. Dolphin Email users can also check their “Sent Mail” to verify that email has been sent to the intended email address.

In addition, this change will temporarily eliminate the ability to look up faculty & staff user names for document sharing in CI Docs, although it does not otherwise restrict document sharing functionality with faculty and staff in any other way. We are working on resolving this issue and will provide further updates on this blog.  

T&C is committed to providing easy-to-use services to our community, and we apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this issue may have caused.

Please contact the T&C Help Desk via email at helpdesk@csuci.edu or call 805-437-8552 with any further questions about Dolphin Email, CI Docs or Dolphin Pod.

A. Michael Berman, Ph.D.
VP for Tech & Comm, CSU Channel Islands

Test post 2012-12-01

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This is a retroactive test post, to test Blogger's capabilities. Please disregard. Please contact Peter Mosinskis at peter.mosinskis@csuci.edu with any questions.