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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.

Computing Services' Statement on Cyberbullying

Bullying is when someone hurts or scares another person repeatedly. The behavior is never appropriate and is intentional. Such acts include name calling, inflicting physical pain, exclusion, public humiliation, hurtful pranks, and defacing one’s property. Bullying involves an imbalance of power. Victims feel alone, depressed, scared, and as if they have nowhere to turn. Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyberbullying is when people harass each other using the Internet, mobile phones, or other cyber technology. This can include:

Securing the eCampus

Privacy in higher-ed. Security awareness for millennials. Emerging malware trends.

Best Tech Publications? Our recommendations:

We asked our staff for the best computing news sources. From the accessible Ars Technica to the specialized HPC Wired, here are Computing Services' picks for online technology publications. Don't see your favorite on the list? Let us know.

It’s All About YOU!

By Steve Nyman
Dartmouth's Chief Information Security Officer

Blah blah blah…another email or notice advising you to lock up your confidential information, and strengthen your passwords. It’s a constant barrage of advisories about protecting the institution’s data. Important?  Of course it is, and you know it. But, when you pile this on top of all the other information awareness campaigns around better health, workplace safety, appropriate business conduct, etc, it’s enough to make your head spin.

So, here’s another way to look at IT security: HOW DOES IT AFFECT ME?

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