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Cybersecurity Tip #3 – Protect IT: if you connect, you must protect

It’s essential to take proactive measures to enhance cybersecurity at home, at work, and when you’re out and about. In previous weeks, we addressed how to best own and secure your personal information. Now, we need to safeguard all of that invaluable data, so here are some tips to help you “Protect IT.”

Keep a Clean Machine:

  • Keep software current – Having the most up-to-date mobile security software, web browser, operating system and apps is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats, so keep your software updated to the latest version available. Turn on automatic updates so that you don’t have to think about it, and set your security software to run regular scans. If prompted to update your device, don’t hesitate—do it immediately.
  • Delete when done – Many of us download apps for specific purposes, such as planning vacations, and no longer need them afterwards, or we may have previously downloaded apps that are no longer useful or interesting to us. It’s a good security practice to delete all apps you no longer use.
Protect Your Personal Information:
  • Secure your devices – Use strong passphrases, passcodes, or other features such as touch identification to lock your devices. Securing your device can help protect your information if your device is lost or stolen and keep prying eyes out.
  • Now you see me, now you don’t – Some stores and other locations look for devices with WiFi or Bluetooth turned on to track your movements while you are within range. Disable WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use.

For more ideas to help you Protect IT, check out these 5 Steps to Protecting Your Digital Home
niccs.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/ncsam_5stepsprotectingdigitalhome_508.pdf?trackDocs=ncsam_5stepsprotectingdigitalhome_508.pdf             from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) www.cisa.gov/.

**Remember: if you connect, you must protect.**

Computing Services is here to help you with cybersecurity and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at (719) 587-7741, computingservices@adams.edu, or stop by our offices in the Computing Services building.

Have a great day!
ASU Computing Services

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Mass on Campus!

ASU Newman will host Mass on campus Wednesday, October 23rd, at 5:30pm at the CoRE Center. All are welcome to attend! If you have any questions email ASU Newman at adamsstatenewman@gmail.com

Share the Warmth with the ASSNA Coat Drive!

During the Tailgate Party at Adams State University, the Adams State Student Nurses’ Association (ASSNA) will host a booth dedicated to collecting clean coat and clean blanket donations for K-12 schools around the San Luis Valley. If you have old coats that you have grown out of or do not wear anymore, please bring them with you to the Tailgate Party, and donate them to students in need.
There are also donation boxes set up in the Nursing Department on the second floor of Richardson Hall available throughout the semester.
If you have any questions, please contact ASSNA President Lilliana Chavez via the following email:

Employment Opportunities with Forest Service

The Forest Service is hiring 73 full-time jobs in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota! Jobs include Natural Resource Specialist, Forester, Silviculturist, and more.
The Rio Grande National Forest, located in southern Colorado, is also advertising several positions as part of this hiring event. This is a great opportunity for current students and recent graduates!
The Forest Service will host 2 upcoming webinars to answer any questions applicants may have. Additional information can be found at: https://www.fs.fed.us/forestmanagement/recruitment_saf/
Contact Person:
Ariel Chomey, Support Services Specialist
Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District
p: 719-657-6034

Flyers with more information about these webinars are posted on the Jobs Board in Nielsen Library. Visit the Civic Engagement and Career Center at the Student Success Center in Nielsen Library for support with resumes, exploring career options, finding internships, or other career and community engagement concerns.

Financial Aid Work-study Needed

The Financial Aid Office is looking for a work-study student with outstanding work ethic, attention to detail, and a desire to learn new skills. This student must be eligible for work-study and be able to begin work immediately. Student must have computer skills sufficient to accurately enter data into our computer system. Student will be responsible for assisting the verification clerk/loan default prevention manager with daily duties. This includes processing verifications, loan default prevention outreach, answering phones, filing, and other general office duties. Send an e-mail and résumé to Danielle P. Smith at dpsmith@adams.edu If you need help with a résumé please contact the Career Services Office at careerservices@adams.edu

Faculty Lecture Series – Alice Burch (10/16)

I invite you and the campus community to attend our next event in the Fall 2019 Faculty Lecture Series, featuring Alice Burch of Nursing, presenting her lecture titled, “School Health Issues in the SLV Today”.

Event is this Thursday, Oct. 17, in McDaniel Hall 101, at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Computing Services Maintenance for Thursday, 10/17

Beginning at 9:00 PM, Computing Services will be installing Microsoft patches to campus computers. Employees are encouraged to log off but leave their computers on when leaving work tomorrow to assist in the installation of these patches.

In addition, beginning at 9:30 PM and lasting roughly 1 hour, we will be installing updates to the Docker EE cluster. During this time, Banner web services will restart, possibly multiple times.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu.

Have a great day,
Computing Services

Oct. 16 – International Pronoun Day

International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.

ASU’s Writing Studio can give you more guidance on pronouns. Drop in to McD 202 or email writingstudio@adams.edu for an appointment.

Read more: mypronouns.org/inclusivelanguage

Spring 2020 Women’s Studies Courses!

Women’s Studies is offering five classes online for the Spring 2020 semester!

-Contemporary Issues in Ecofeminism
-Women and the American Experience
-Women and Activism
-Gender and Social Media (Brand New Course Offering!)
-Women and Poverty

Contact Instructor Nancy Provolt with any questions at nprovolt@adams.edu.

We need math tutors!

The College Assistance Migrant Program is looking for Math 104 tutors for our weekly study sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7. Starting pay for this campus employment position is $12/hour. Additional hours may be possible. Please contact Jasmine Camponeschi at 719-587-8318, camp@adams.edu, McD 342, if interested. Thanks!