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Your privacy and confidentiality are extremely important to us in IT Services. We work hard to put services in place that align with relevant privacy, security and accessibility legislation at the Provincial and Federal levels, and OCAD U's Academic and N...
WHAT IS ENCRYPTION? "In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding messages (or information) in such a way that eavesdroppers or hackers cannot read it, but that authorized parties can." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encryption [1]) Una...
SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WITH MOBILE DEVICES INTRODUCTION OCAD University employees should understand that special considerations may apply when encrypted devices are taken outside of Canada. Staff and faculty must be aware of r...
WHY CHECK THE EMAIL ADDRESS? The senders name and address is one of the easiest things to manipulate about an email. Virtually anyone can send an email that looks like it's from dtrump@whitehouse.gov. To avoid people impersonating OCAD U staff and studen...
HOW DO I RESET MY PASSWORD? How to change password What to do if you forgot your password Troubleshooting Passwords must meet the following criteria: * Be at least ten characters long, longer is better * Not contain your username, first name ...
If you configured your Administrative or Faculty email on your iPhone or Android device, you can use Outlook Web Access to remotely wipe your device in the event of loss. This avoids the personal information on your device from being accessed by crimin...
* _What is Phishing?_ * _What is Spoofing?_ * _Faculty and Staff_ * _Students_ WHAT IS PHISHING? Identifying Phishing Emails (University of Chicago IT Services) [https://itservices.uchicago.edu/page/identify-phishing-scams] Identifying Fraudul...
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