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Privacy and Data Security Awareness Training Coming Soon

September 26, 2018

Webster University will launch interactive privacy and data security awareness training this fall for faculty and staff as part of a comprehensive initiative to educate and refine best security practices in the community. The formal training will educate employees on best practices and responsibilities for protecting student, alumni, faculty and staff data. Look for information on training and next steps soon.

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CampusConnect VDI Launch, Training, Plans

August 13, 2018

Beginning in Fall 2018, Information Technology is launching the first phase of CampusConnect, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) initiative. This first phase provides a new way for certain students and faculty to access special software or applications with an end-goal of providing truly anytime, anywhere access to applications for all Webster students, faculty and staff in an efficient and secure way. Please see the following resources on access, eligible software, future plans, and faculty training happening this week.

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Updates are scheduled for Saturday evening, Central Daylight Time.

365 Email, Distribution List Migration This Weekend

July 26, 2018

Information Technology will be performing the final steps for the full cutover of all remaining email services to the Office 365 platform this Saturday evening, July 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time. The main impacts for this cutover, including brief unavailability of all email services and accounts, distribution list migration, and webmail, are identified in this post.

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Kevin Heuser

Heuser Named Sr. Director of Information Security

June 21, 2018

Kevin Heuser has been named senior director of information security for Webster University effective June 1, 2018. This is a new and important position for the University. The security of the personal information of students, faculty and staff along with University data is a high priority of the University. Heuser brings the special skill sets needed to raise awareness and develop and implement programs to continually improve data security.

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The day has arrived.

GDPR Privacy Regulation Takes Effect Today

May 25, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins today! The new regulation governs how organizations collect, store, use, process and transfer the personal data of EU residents. It treats data privacy as a fundamental right for individuals in the European Union. In order to help with GDPR awareness, consider the following recommended content for voice mail greetings and signature blocks in emails.

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Prepare for GDPR.

Ready for GDPR? Understanding Personal and Sensitive Data

May 07, 2018

The European Union (EU) will implement the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on May 25, regulating the processing of personal data for EU residents/citizens and requiring consent to the transfer of this information. Webster faculty and staff should become familiar with this regulation and its treatment of personal and sensitive data. Visit Webster's GDPR site and student privacy notice, and delete any such data on EU residents/citizens from your computer or laptop that is no longer needed.

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Free Cloud Storage with OneDrive on Office 365

March 28, 2018

Your Webster Office 365 account provides one terabyte of free storage. That's a whole lot of room for your files! Files stored in your Webster OneDrive are backed up and secured by Microsoft, so you can have confidence that your data are protected. Once you try OneDrive, you'll love the convenience of being able to access your files and collaborate with colleagues anywhere, on any device.

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Follow these steps in your unit to ensure compliance with GDPR.

Steps You Should Take for GDPR Compliance

February 23, 2018

Do you collect, store or transmit any personal data in your role with Webster? Faculty, staff and students at all Webster University campuses should be aware of how GDPR affects business processes and the handling of personal data. Review these steps to compliance provided by the GDPR task force. Discuss them with your colleagues and supervisors. Make sure you are prepared for the compliance deadline of May 25.

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