Craig Fowler

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CIO Craig A. Fowler

Information Security Awareness: Encrypt Your Critical Data

Data Handling Procedures RED and ORANGE data should not be stored in some places like on personally owned devices and flash drives and… must be encrypted in other places, like on WCU-owned PCs, OneDrive and Mercury and… RED data should not be transmitted via Email, but ORANGE data can be sent in an encrypted Email.  […]

Information Security Awareness: Don’t Get Hooked

Phishing attacks pose a major risk to any organization and continue to target people at WCU. Since these threats won’t go away any time soon, it is important to provide education about the warning signs of phishing, the potential risks of falling prey to an attack, and how we can protect ourselves from getting hooked. […]

How are we doing? IT shares its metrics for October through December 2015

Internet Connection Uptime 100% No unplanned outages Core Network Uptime 99.89% 24 min unplanned outage on October 14 2015, affecting some users in McKee 2 hour unplanned outage on October 21, 2015 affecting some users in Hunter WCU University Website October 2015 – December 30, 2015 vs. October 1, 2014 – December 30, 2014 Page […]

VIDEO: How much of your work can you stand to lose?

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World Backup Day March 31, 2016

How much of your work can you stand to lose?   Why should I back up data? Your personal work is the most important aspect of your computer. The operating system can be reinstalled, and so can applications, but it may be time-consuming, difficult, or even impossible to recreate your original work. A crashed operating […]