Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sharon DelBello, New TEO Coordinator

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Sharon DelBello is replacing Jody Gardei as the TEO Coordinator.  For the time being, she will be serving as liaison between the University community and ITS.  Please feel free to call Sharon with suggestions, questions, or concerns.  Her contact information is listed below.

Office:  West 108
Phone:  231-591-3025
Email:  SharonDelBello@ferris.edu

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility.
Are you doing your part?
  •  96 percent of Americans feel a personal responsibility to be safer and more secure online.
  •  93 percent believe their online actions can protect not only friends and family but also help to make the Web safer for everyone around the world.
  •  When asked why they don’t always do all the things they can or should do to stay safer online, Americans said they simply lacked the information or knowledge (28 percent) – a surprising finding that surpassed  other hurdles often cited by the media. Only 12 percent said online safety was too expensive, while just 5 percent said they were too busy to take the extra step.

To read more facts like these and tips on how to stay safe online at work and at home visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/ and http://www.stopthinkconnect.org/.

New Technology Assistance Center Employees

The Technology Assistance Center is pleased to announce two new members to the team, Andy Kaminsky and Sharon DelBello. Andy is replacing Mike Johnson in TAC Second Level Support and Sharon is replacing Jody Gardei in Communication and Outreach.

Andy Kaminsky

Andy Kaminsky is originally from Sparta, Michigan. He entered the U.S. Army after high school and returned to Grand Rapids after his initial enlistment, where he went to school at ITT Technical Institute and Grand Valley State University. He worked for the Defense Logistics Agency, and enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves. Upon graduation Andy returned to active duty and earned his commission. He served in several assignments around the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. After nearly 28 years of service, Andy retired from the U.S. Army and returned to Michigan.  

Sharon DelBello

Sharon DelBello graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Computer Information Systems. She has 10 years of experience working in IT at a financial institution. Sharon enjoys working with people, learning new things and is super excited to be an FSU Bulldog!

How strong and safe is your password?

Image Reference: SC Magazine
Do you or someone you know do any of the following?
·         Write down your non-temporary passwords on sheet of paper, sticky note, or in carry-on notebook
·         Save your passwords in a plaintext format or even excel spreadsheet with password protection only
·         Store your password file in manila folder with the rest of your confidential folders on top of your desk, under your keyboard, taped to the back of your monitor, unlocked cabinet drawer or similar convenient place
·         Use the same username and password for each personal and professional login account
·         Have a hard time remembering passwords for different accounts and dread changing them
·         Use password following only the minimum password requirement of 8 characters, at least 1 number, and upper case letter