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Cyber security checklist: Learning, teaching, and working from home


Working from home increases cyber security risk. The protective controls that are available on the university network are no longer protecting you, so increased diligence is required on your part in order to mitigate the increased risk. The following is a checklist to help you with your cyber security responsibilities as part of the extended IT Security team. Sending you […]

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MacSecure to be removed on July 8, simplifying wireless access for the campus community


In an ongoing effort to simplify access to the campus Wi-Fi network, University Technology Services (UTS) will be reducing the number of Wi-Fi networks available to the campus community. The network named “MacSecure” will be removed from service on Wednesday July 8, 2020 and will no longer appear as an option in your network list […]

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#MacTalksTech: Technology Resources for Students

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As the fall semester draws nearer, there are a number of new online learning tools, security tips, and ways for students to engage. With all of these changes, Assistant Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer Gayleen Gray connected with MSU President Giancarlo Da-Ré to discuss common concerns students may have about online learning: The Office of […]

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McMaster Women in Tech: Stephanie Koehl

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Stephanie Koehl is the June 2020 changemaker in the McMaster Women in Tech series. Developed by the Office of the AVP & CTO, ‘McMaster Women in Tech’ is a project that highlights and recognizes women tech changemakers within the McMaster community. Read on to learn how Stephanie is pursuing tech through aviation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Name: […]

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Zoom video conferencing: Best practices for privacy and security

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This page was updated on August 25, 2020 Privacy and information security for the McMaster community are of paramount importance. With the recent addition and availability of the Zoom video conferencing service, some privacy concerns have been raised by the campus community, including Zoom routing encryption keys through servers in Beijing, China, among other surveillance […]

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


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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