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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Connect, Protect, and Secure Northwestern!

October brings crisp blue skies, colorful falling leaves, pumpkin spice, and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Northwestern IT is once again partnering with security teams across the University in a year-long effort to promote and encourage responsible online behaviors that ensure the campus community is prepared to connect, protect, and secure Northwestern against cyberattacks designed to harvest sensitive information. Read More

New Security Features for Office 365 Apps

In the coming months, Northwestern IT is introducing two security changes for Outlook University email and all Microsoft Office 365 applications, including Teams, OneDrive, Office, and SharePoint. The changes involve enabling Duo Multi-factor Authentication and decommissioning support for Basic Authentication. Both are part of Northwestern IT's ongoing commitment to strengthen the security of accounts and protect University data. Read More

Project Launched to Retire Box by August 2022

Northwestern IT, in partnership with technology leaders across campus, has launched a multi-phase project to transition the University from Box, the University’s cloud-based data and file storage service, to Microsoft cloud-storage platforms such as OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint. The transition will occur over two years and conclude with the retirement of Box on August 31, 2022. Read More

 Protect Your Online Meetings - Tips to Avoid "Zoombombing"

"Zoombombing" occurs when unwelcome intruders attend a Zoom session for nefarious reasons. These intrusions are disruptive and can result in the unintentional sharing of sensitive information. Northwestern IT encourages faculty, staff, and students to prepare by understanding the risks of "Zoombombing" and reviewing your options for setting up meetings. View Tips and How-To Videos

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