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Marcus P. Robinson     

Co-interim Chief Information Officer 

Join Northeastern for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

October is here, but the scariest thing about this month isn’t Halloween. How do you protect yourself—and your data—against something you’re not aware of until it’s too late? Take a look at the month-long campaign of activities and information, part of the efforts to keep the university community digitally safe and secure. 

View all Cybersecurity Awareness Month activities

Keep your inbox tidy with custom subaddresses

Did you know subaddressing can help you declutter your inbox and protect it against unwanted messages? It’s particularly useful when signing up for different newsletters around campus or juggling multiple group projects, as it can help you organize, search, and file the messages you receive.  

Learn how to set up a custom subaddress in Outlook

Save the Date: Data Destruction Day is coming to Boston and Oakland on Oct. 23

Have an old laptop, smartphone, tablet, or even an Xbox that you’re done with? Don’t throw it out; even purged or reset devices may often still retain personal data. Instead, dispose of it safely, securely, and sustainably on Data Destruction Day! Data storage experts in Boston and Oakland will help you destroy old devices, electronics, paper files, and more at no cost. 

Learn more

Take note: Notability Plus is newly available through Northeastern 

The Notability app for Apple devices can be a game-changer for note-taking. Write or type your notes right on an iPad, record audio and synch lectures directly within your notes, mark up PDFs, optimize your scientific notetaking, sketch freely, and more. The full-featured subscription to this top-ranked app, which includes handwriting conversion and search, math equation conversion to LaTeX, and more, is now available to you for free using your account.  

Download the app and sign up for Plus today >  

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