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Starfish updates, a new home for the data center, plus computer safety tips from ITS.

With the beginning of the semester comes some updates on the technology front. ITS is here to serve up some fresh info from the servers, including:

Starfish = Success

ITS would like to welcome new and returning students, and take the time to remind students that the University continues to use Starfish to support student success at Pace.

Through using Starfish, we hope to help you be successful throughout your studies at Pace and to help you engage and stay connected with your professors, advisers, and other University personnel. Please be sure to pay careful attention to any e-mails you receive from starfish@pace.edu, as they are alerting you to important and time sensitive information, often requiring your immediate action.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the Starfish Team:

Jermain Smith (jsmith@pace.edu): (914) 923-2654
Jennifer Talbot (jtalbot@pace.edu): (914) 773-3349


The Data Center Has a New Home!

The move of the data center to its new location was successfully completed in December 2016. The process took over a year and has finally been implemented. A big thanks to the many dedicated employees within ITS and Buildings and Grounds who made the move a success.


Computer Safety Tips

There are always new ways to secure your devices. ITS has four tips on how be mindful of your online security, regardless of what technology you are using or where you use it:

You: No matter how secure your device is, or is not, attackers will always find a way to gain your password, credit card information, or other personal data. The greatest defense against these attackers is you. By being suspicious and using common sense, you can spot and stop most attacks. Think before you give someone you do not know your information or click on an unknown link.

Passwords: The next way to protect yourself is by using a strong, unique password for each of your online accounts and devices. This way, if one password is compromised, all of your other accounts and devices will remain secure. A strong password means one that cannot be easily guessed by attackers. The longer and more complex it is, the stronger it is. When it is available, you should always use two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security.

Updates: By making sure your computers, mobile devices, apps, and anything else connected to the internet are running the latest software versions, you are limiting the vulnerabilities that can be exploited by an attacker.

Backups: Make sure you are doing regular backups of any important information and verify that you can restore from them. These will come in handy if you are hacked, and your device needs to be fully wiped and rebuilt from scratch.

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