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Password Policy Compliance Measures

November 14, 2018

To ensure the security, privacy and protection of the personal and professional data of all its constituents, Information Technology will roll out password policy compliance measures to implement Webster University policy for systems, computers and mobile devices. To avoid disruption of service, please take the time to familiarize yourself with these guidelines and update your password to meet them.

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Spring 2019 Academic Technology Request Deadline, Nov. 15

November 07, 2018

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Spring 2019 is Thursday, Nov. 15th. All requests are provided to the Department Chairs to identify opportunities to support the curriculum and for budget approval and planning.

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Information Technology Announces Organizational Restructure

November 05, 2018

As part of Information Technology’s ongoing commitment to continual service improvement, Chief Information Officer Margie Muthukumaru announces additional changes to Information Technology’s organizational structure. These changes will place IT in a better position to support the Webster community and the university’s operational needs and strategic goals.

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Data protection

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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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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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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