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Change in VPN Connection Software

In addition to providing exceptional security and protection from viruses and malware, Etown’s new antivirus software, FortiClient, has a VPN connection option. If you use a college-owned laptop with FortiClient installed, you can begin to use the VPN component immediately.

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New Antivirus on Campus – FortiClient

Beginning this month, ITS will be deploying FortiClient, Etown’s new antivirus solution. This software will replace Cisco AMP for Endpoints and will be required on all computers accessing the college network for the 2021-22 academic year. FortiClient will be installed

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Esbenshade Classroom Renovations

Renovations of the A/V equipment in these Esbenshade classrooms has been completed over winter break: E 163 E 182 E 184 E 260H E 273 E 360 E 368 The classroom upgrades will improve the functionality for teaching both remote

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Protecting Your Account with MFA

At this time of year phishers and scammers are counting on you being too busy and distracted to pay real attention to their attacks. Entering your password in a malicious website (that is pretending to look like a legitimate Etown-related website)

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Maintain Account Access with MFA

We’re all getting ready to put the Fall 2020 semester behind us and prepare for 2021, but with the temporary shift away from our roles as Etown College community members we need to remember that network passwords still expire over

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Etown’s Status Page

Cant log into you email? Can’t submit your assignment on Canvas? Can’t connect to your Zoom meeting? Now with Etown’s new status page you can check if you are the only one having the issue. Our new status page displays

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Quarantine Email Folder

You may have seen a new folder called “Quarantine” in your email. And there may have been a message in the folder, but now it’s gone… No, you’re not seeing things! The folder and any messages in it are part

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RDP, VPN, MFA… WTH?

Recently overheard at the ITS Help Desk: To use that program from off campus, you can RDP into the terminal server, but in order to RDP you have to connect through VPN, and that requires that you have MFA set

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An Update to Edge is Coming

If you’re a PC user, you’ve probably seen information about the new version of Microsoft’s browser, Edge (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/01/15/new-year-new-browser-the-new-microsoft-edge-is-out-of-preview-and-now-available-for-download/). The new browser is based on the Chromium open-source project that Chrome uses. Over the next several weeks, college-owned computers will be

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Changes to the Ticket System

A recent upgrade to the Ticket System has slightly changed the appearance and process for creating and updating tickets. The primary change is to the updating process, but the display is slightly different for each aspect. Update a Ticket If

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Ransomware Infections on the Rise – COVID-19

We recently received the following information via an announcement from our anti-virus software provider Cisco AMP for Endpoints: The Cisco AMP for Endpoints research team has observed increasing incidences of malicious activity culminating in ransomware. These incidents often begin with

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Fake Charity Websites – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website. Fake charity websites: There has been

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Phishing Scams – Fake Safety Information – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website. Phishing scams – Fake safety information:

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Phishing Scams – Fake Internal Communications – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website. Phishing scams – Fake internal communications:

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Cybersecurity – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and the next several in this series, are taken directly from their website. Watch out for scams! After global

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