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Welcome, New Computing Services Employees

Last quarter, Dartmouth Computing Services welcomed 17 new employees to our department. Now that they've had the chance to settle in, we've caught up with a few of them to get to know them better.

CryptoLocker Malware Advisory

CryptoLocker is a type of malicious software known as ransomware. Other ransomware may appear to "freeze" your computer until you pay a fee, typically with a credit card, but CryptoLocker is different. It actually encrypts user files (Office documents, PDFs, pictures, etc.) using strong public key encryption, and then stores the private key required to decrypt the files on a remote server controlled by the attacker.

Computing Services Moves to Four Currier Place

 

It’s well known that tech giants Google and Facebook implement sleek office design and open structures to encourage creativity and collaboration among employees. Now, Dartmouth Computing Services follows this trend with a new location in Hanover’s Four Currier Place that features wall-less work spaces, bright colors, and smart meeting rooms.

Cyber Security Awareness: The Realities of Cybercrime

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Each week, we'll feature a tip on a different aspect of this important topic.

This week's tip: Cybercrime includes cyberbullying, online stalking, use of malicious software, identify theft, and more.

Learn what to do if you find yourself a victim of cybercrime.

Cyber Security Awareness: Stay Safe on Social Networks

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

This week's security tip: Be wary of how much information you post to social networks. Follow these tips as you stay connected to others online.

Women in Technology: Janet St. Martin, Project Lead/Senior Business Analyst

Janet St. Martin, Project Lead/Senior Business Analyst describes her career-path, job-fulfillment, and her experience mentoring young women in the WitsOn program.

Cyber Security Awareness: Beware of Botnets

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Each week, we'll highlight a tip on a different aspect of this important topic. This week's tip: Beware of Botnets.

From the National Cyber Security Alliance:

Dartmouth Observes National Cyber Security Awareness Month

 

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

Service Spotlight: Interfolio

 

Dartmouth is an attractive place to be on the faculty. “We often receive hundreds of applicants for a single faculty position,” says Computer Science Professor David Kotz, Associate Dean of Faculty for the Sciences. “We need an efficient and effective system for collecting and reviewing application materials.”

That’s where Interfolio ByCommittee comes in.

Staff Profile: Rick Nadler, Web Support Specialist

Rick Nadler is a Web Support Specialist in Dartmouth Computing's Web Services. Rick has worked at Dartmouth for two years, starting as a B2B (Blitz-2-Blitz email transition project) Consultant. After the B2B project, he briefly worked as an Alumni Support Consultant before taking on his current role.

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