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Join the McMaster Cyber Security Squad and protect our online environment

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Awareness is the best defense against cyber security threats and we all have to be hyper-vigilant while working from home. Combating cyber security threats is a team effort and all McMaster community members have a role to play. You can help protect our online environment by joining the McMaster Cybersecurity Squad  as a cyber security […]

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AVP and CTO Update April 17, 2020

My beginning of the week message (pre-pandemic) has turned into an end of week message. Do I feel more inspired after a week of blitz working? Yes, I think it is fair to say that the experience of interacting with so many creative problem solvers through the week provides me with lots of inspiration once Friday […]

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Email and calendaring migration for staff & faculty to roll out in coming months!

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The next phase of the email and calendaring migration project is underway! The project team took a few weeks to reset as we moved the University’s activities online, but the good news is an enhanced email experience is coming soon for staff, faculty, retirees, and undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. There are many exciting integrations […]

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Web and video conferencing tips for the McMaster community

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There are several McMaster-supported services that allow you to virtually connect for a meeting, a seminar, or team collaboration. With so many options, it can be challenging to decide which platform is right for you.   This article provides resources and quick tips to master the art of videoconferencing, as well as a breakdown of the advantages and potential use cases for each McMaster-provided video conferencing service.   Videoconferencing best practices Share […]

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Work from home tip: Recommended service for added malware protection

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The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has launched a service called Canadian Shield that offers additional protection against malware and phishing threats for those who are working from home.  The service is free, but does require a little configuration on your home router in order to deploy. Review the CIRA website for details on how […]

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