Posted: 18 Aug 2014
Mike Griffith, Technology Services' Faculty Technology Coordinator and Adjunct Professor, has earned his Ph.D. in English with a focus on Modern Literature and and Cultural Studies.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014
Users should be aware that an email message with the subject line "Tulane Webmail Alert Notice" is a phishing attempt, and the message should be deleted. This message is particularly tricky because the sender's address appears to be "firstname.lastname@example.org."
Posted: 01 Aug 2014
As we approach the most active part of hurricane season, we all have to be prepared. Whether we have to evacuate, shelter in place or experience no hurricane-related activity at all, it's best to plan ahead. For overall hurricane preparedness see http://tulane.edu/emergency/preparedness/hurricane-procedure.cfm and http://emergency.tulane.edu/ and http://nola.gov/ready/. See below for our suggestions for making sure your tech devices are part of your overall hurricane preparedness routine. Staying connected is important, and you can mitigate the effects of a power outage on connectivity if you prepare.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014
Camilo Mendez joined Tulane Technology Services in January 2011 as a Senior Developer for the Banner Team (Admissions). He transitioned into the role of a Senior ODS/EDW Administrator/Developer where he served for the last two years. Camilo was instrumental in providing support for our student systems warehousing strategy with ETL development and adding value to Business Intelligence Enterprise solutions.
Posted: 04 Jul 2014
Soon Tulane students, faculty and staff will have access to the Creative Cloud, a suite of software for image design, print and web publishing, video and audio editing, and more. Tulane has signed a three-year agreement with Adobe Systems to make Adobe Creative Cloud available to all faculty and staff for use on university-owned machines and public machines. Students will be able to use Creative Cloud applications on any publicly available machine (such as those in computer labs and Technology Commons).
Users who have Java enabled in their browsers are vulnerable to a threat referred to as "Zero Day Java 7 Vulnerability." Browsing the web with a vulnerable version of Java installed and enabled means that simply visiting a website is enough for an attacker to compromise your computer. This is known as a "drive-by download." Tulane Information Security is aware of this exposure and is monitoring activity related to this issue. We are blocking traffic from known sites that represent a threat.
While disabling Java is one method of blocking this threat, the use of Java is essential to use of Banner and other Tulane enterprise systems so it is not a practical solution. We recommend that the Tulane computing community be as vigilant as possible about visiting unfamiliar websites and consider the following:
Information Security will provide continued updates about his issue. Please follow Information Security at https://twitter.com/tulaneInfoSec. If you have questions or require further detail about this issue, please email us at email@example.com.
Technology Services, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 -- TSNOC: 1-866-276-1428 -- firstname.lastname@example.org