Outlook QUARANTINE Phishing Scam

September 10, 2020 by | IS&T

Our Department of Information Security would like to make you aware of an emerging phishing scam targeting institution’s Outlook quarantine policy. Cyber attackers are using legitimate email quarantine messages to lure users into unknowingly giving up their username and password. Here is how the phishing scam works: The attackers impersonates technical support sending fake email


Ransomware Taken to the Next Level

August 31, 2020 by | Uncategorized

As we begin the Fall 2020 semester it is important to remember that although we are taking every step to prevent online cyber attacks, they can still happen. We have seen that malicious activity tends to increase during times when schools are re-opening and that is why we must constantly remain vigilant as we open


New Teams Meeting Experience Now Available

August 10, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Teams recently introduced support for a 49-person large gallery view, as well as a new “Together” mode meant to minimize Zoom Fatigue and increase meeting engagement.  Both of these new video features are available as part of a new meeting experience which moves Mute, Share Screen, and other controls to the upper right corner window. Microsoft will


Inside Microsoft Office 365: Bookings

July 10, 2020 by | Technology

Microsoft Bookings is an online scheduling tool and is part of the Microsoft Office 365 family of products. Faculty can use Bookings to provide their availability for office hours and allow students to book appointments. Staff can use Bookings to provide their availability to both internal and external colleagues and allow them to schedule a


Student Email Issue

June 1, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Starting on May 22, we experienced a problem with our Google email system, which affected roughly 60 users.  The affected users (@mail.chapman.edu) did not receive from (@chapman.edu) users, but other emails were unaffected.  We apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused. For questions, concerns, or to report an issue with accessing your student account,


Zoom 5.0 Upgrade Coming May 31

May 18, 2020 by | Technology

On May 31st, ZOOM will be upgrading their online meeting platform software to the lates 5.0 version. Zoom 5.0 will offer its users a number of enhancements that will increase their control when hosting meetings and tools to help further prevent unauthorized users from accessing meetings (Zoom Bombing). A list of the new enhancements can


New Features for Microsoft Teams

May 12, 2020 by | Technology

On Tuesday, May 12th, Microsoft enabled Chapman University for up to 9 simultaneous video streams during Teams meetings.   Additionally, non-video participants will always appear in the “Stage” at the bottom of the view, ensuring that screen is exclusively occupied by video.  They also have promised additional expansion of the number of video streams shown at


Chronicle of Higher Education - Potential Security Issue

May 12, 2020 by | Technology

This is an important notice from the Chapman University Office of Information Security. We have been notified that the Dark Web is being flooded by data for sale due to recent third-party site data breaches (see “Hacker group floods dark web with data stolen from 11 companies“). One of the sites listed among those who’s


Covid-19 and your password

May 11, 2020 by | Uncategorized

For the past twenty years, the concept of “Security” has been slowly moving to incorporate digital goods and valuables. Thieves no longer need to break locks and glide down from a ceiling to steal what is ours. Theft went virtual. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important – more than ever – to


Concur Detect Coming May 11th

May 5, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Chapman will start using Concur Detect to help evaluate our expense reports. Detect uses machine-learning technology to check for errors and compliance issues.  This new tool will reduce the manual review process done by Accounts Payable and will, therefore, improve overall reimbursement time.  Expense reports will  first route to Detect to be reviewed by Accounts

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