Stay Safe in Zoom Sessions

Stay Safe in Zoom Sessions

Last month, to further support teaching and learning at a distance, Northeastern launched Zoom videoconferencing as a service.At the same time, Zoom’s security and privacy have come into question globally from users, the media, and law enforcement, for a range of...
Northeastern retiring BlueJeans conferencing platform

Northeastern retiring BlueJeans conferencing platform

Northeastern University is retiring the BlueJeans video conferencing service in spring 2020 to focus its support on the remaining web conferencing solutions in the university’s service portfolio. Faculty and staff should plan on transitioning to an alternative web...
Celebrate 2FA Success with 4 Duo Best Practices

Celebrate 2FA Success with 4 Duo Best Practices

Since last April, two-factor authentication (2FA) enrollment has become required for university community members through several waves of enrollment—and it only took one to see results. These waves are now complete, and the Northeastern community is considerably more...
The Sun is Setting on Windows 7

The Sun is Setting on Windows 7

The Sun is Setting on Windows 7 Home As Microsoft ramps up its efforts around Windows 10, it is starting to wind down its support for its older operating system (OS). Beginning January 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and support for Windows 7,...
Northeastern retiring BlueJeans conferencing platform

Data Destruction Day 2019 Recap

Data Destruction Day 2019 Recap Home Old devices and files not only take up space—they also take hits from cybercriminals in search of your data. That’s why, yesterday, the Office of Information Security at ITS hosted another successful Data Destruction Day on the...
Security Tips from OIS: Social Media

Security Tips from OIS: Social Media

Security Tips from OIS: Social Media Home Whether it’s tearing society apart or improving longevity, social media at its best helps us foster relationships, build connections, and unwind after a long day. That’s why it’s sometimes easy to forget the potential security...
Understanding 2FA and How It Protects You

Understanding 2FA and How It Protects You

Understanding 2FA and How It Protects You Home Online security is a complex issue with no one solution to fix all its woes. Sorting through all the ways that information can be stolen online and how to protect it can be confusing. It’s one of the reasons why National...
An Entire 31 Days Dedicated to Cybersecurity Awareness

An Entire 31 Days Dedicated to Cybersecurity Awareness

An Entire 31 Days Dedicated to Cybersecurity Awareness Home October is here, but the scariest thing about this month isn’t Halloween—in fact, you’re at risk for it year-round. Whether cyberattacks creep up in headlines or your personal accounts, the only thing darker...
Celebrate 2FA Success with 4 Duo Best Practices

Your 2FA Guide: How to Take Charge of Your Online Security

Your 2FA Guide: How to Take Charge of Your Online Security Home Two-factor authentication (2FA), which was expanded last spring as part of Northeastern’s ongoing efforts to protect personal and institutional data, has already made a difference in keeping members of...