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Foellinger seasons Taking on Campus Energy Consumption, One Thermostat at a TimeThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
Students Capitalize on Computational Genomics Research Using AWS Students Capitalize on Computational Genomics Research Using AWSAmazon Web Services at Illinois gives students and faculty the opportunity to explore and optimize data analysis. Thanks to the campus contract between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the University of...
Raspberry Pi Gel Imaging on a BudgetWinter is coming. It’s not just a popular phrase from a television program. It’s a motivating force for Drs. Erik Sacks and Lindsay Clark. Sacks, Associate Professor of Perennial Grass Breeding and...
Alma Mater HandshakeThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
Image of a supernova Physics for EveryoneThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
Protect Your Device Banner Protect Your Device Physically and DigitallyProtecting your device includes both physical and digital security. We’ve written about preventing theft and registering your computer with Tech Services so we can help find it if it is stolen. But...
Students Earn Credit While Practicing Cyber Security SkillsSecurity is a team effort. All of us play a part in making the internet as safe as we possibly can. Why not do so while earning course credit? Some students have taken advantage of an internship...
U of I Box Keeps Your Data SafeStacks of exams and papers, spreadsheets full of grades, and empty coffee cups. These three things are connected. They’re certainly all part of midterms season here at Illinois. If you teach, chances...
Protect Your Data: Encrypt Your DeviceThere are a lot of ways to protect your data. For those who choose to store files on their local hard drive, a strong password is the first line of defense against threats. That helps prevent people...
Assessing Your RisksRisk isn't something that we like to think about, but of course we face it daily. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put together an article on Risk Assessment guiding questions to ask yourself.
Analyzing Your RiskData breaches, where personal information, credit data, or health information is disclosed, are all too common. The results of these breaches  could include fines, legal costs, bad publicity, and...
Data header Where is Your Data?There used to be one option for storing your data. Your local hard drive. External hard drives hadn't been developed yet, and the cloud hadn't even been considered. Now, people have to decide...
Do You Know Your Data?Think about the amount of data you have. Financial information, medical records, photos, music, movies, academic work...those are all basic, but what about the other data do you have that you...
How Secure Are Your Passwords500 million. 68 million. 32 million. That’s how many accounts have been hacked at Yahoo, Dropbox, and Twitter, respectively, in the past couple years...and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Fraud,...
Protecting Yourself On Public Wi-FiYou’re sitting at a table, desperately wanting to check facebook or email, but don’t have a cellular signal. You log in to the free Wi-Fi and type your passwords in. And that's when it happens:...
Phishing Header Image Don't Get Phished. Be Cyber SecurePhishing is one of the most common threats to Illinois. Numerous times a year cyber criminals attempt to gain secure information by trying to trick readers into providing private information such as...
cybercrime Students Stop Hackers While Earning Course Credit The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a hub of research activity that generates tons of research data. For the last six years, for instance, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has...
Phishing attack August 23 phishing attack   Background On August 23, a multi-staged phishing email attack hit the University of Illinois. The first wave of emails included a subject line that read "Payment has been made." People who opened...
New students and family during a new student information meeting. Resource Guide for New and Returning Students Here are the top 6 things you should know about technology at the University of Illinois to help you get ready for the new school year. 1. Know where to get free tech support Contact the ...
A montage of buildings that are participating in Tech Points 2017 Tech Points 2017To kick off the 2017-2018 school year, Technology Services has partnered with a number of IT departments across campus to offer seven different places on campus where you can get IT assistance during...

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