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Rave Mobile Safety New Campus Emergency Alert System

March 28, 2016 by | Uncategorized

On March 24th, Chapman University’s Department of Public Safety has announced that they have partnered up with a new emergency alert vendor, Rave Mobile Safety in an effort to continue providing and maintaining top quality safety standards for the entire campus community. Under the direction of Public Safety, this new Panther Alert System will send

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Chapman Partners With Modo Labs For University Mobile App

March 14, 2016 by | Announcements

Chapman University IS&T recently announced that they have partnered with Modo Labs to provide the technology framework for Chapman University’s official mobile app. By selecting Modo Labs as our mobile app framework, Chapman is joining some of the most recognizable names in American universities including Harvard, Princeton, Notre Dame, and NYU who are already using the Modo

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Tax Season Brings Increased Phishing Attempts

March 8, 2016 by | Uncategorized

A famous quote once said that only two things in life were certain: death and taxes. However, in this modern era we may need to consider adding tax season related phishing attempts to that list. Phishing attempts during tax season are a serious threat to data security. In fact, the threat is so serious that

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Important Threat Advisory: ‘Locky’ Ransomware

March 3, 2016 by | Announcements

Chapman University IS&T has recently become aware of a developing ransomware threat to the campus community. Chapman has already updated university computers with new anti-virus definitions to protect against this specific threat, but users are encouraged to safeguard their personal devices and follow a few helpful tips. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is

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Chapman University’s CIO Leads At Home and Away Where Helen Norris Leads, Others Follow

February 29, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Chapman University’s very own Vice President and Chief Information Officer Helen Norris recently co-authored an article  for the Educause Review newsletter on developing security profiles to assess information security risks within a university setting, ideas on technical tools and techniques to help in reducing those risks, and how to measure whether those techniques are actually

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Upcoming T-Mobile Network Test to Affect Chapman Campus

February 5, 2016 by | Announcements

In an effort to increase the cell phone coverage for our students, faculty and staff, Chapman University embarked on a multi-year campaign to install “booster” antennas across campus several years ago. Chapman has several of these antennas located throughout campus which help boost the signal to the campus community. In November of 2015 T-Mobile installed

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Google Chrome Lands on Campus PCs

January 19, 2016 by | Uncategorized

The world’s most popular web browser is making its long awaited debut on campus PCs this month. On January 20th, an install patch will be sent to all PCs on campus to install the Chrome browser. Computers in labs, classrooms, and offices across the university will be able to set their default browser between the

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Chapman Launches New Energy Saving Initiative for Campus PCs

January 7, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Chapman University has always been a leader in sustainability efforts, including recent projects to retro-fit lighting across campus that saves the university 300,000 kWh annually. However, until now no such initiatives were in place for the university’s computers. Improvements in technology allow Chapman University to regularly replace computers and monitors across campus with more energy-efficient models. But there

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