Promoting Cybersecurity Through Digital Self-Defense

Everyone needs to be aware of cyber security to protect their own online privacy.  As you can see in this visualization from information is beautiful, data breaches are increasing in scope and frequency. Data visualization from information is beautiful. To help inform students at Hofstra, EdTech partnered with the Hofstra Department of Computer Science in hosting the Digital Self Defense event.  On November 8th, Professor Xiang Fu brought together Hofstra students and campus security experts for a mix of information, activities, and prizes. Ray McClure (Manager of IT Security), Toon-Chien Wong (Associate Technical Director of Systems and Operations), and Carlos Rendon (Systems Security Analyst) explained some of the basics of cyber security and answered questions. After the presentation, students were invited to earn snacks and prizes by testing their cyber security knowledge at the interactive activity booths. If you’re interested in learning more, we can schedule a similar event for your club or group. For Students (Club Event):You can have a Cybersecurity expert discuss digital self-defense strategies at your next student club meeting!  Contact us at edtech@hofstra.edu to schedule a time for your club! For Faculty (Snacks [...]

2018-12-14T15:20:24+00:00December 14th, 2018|

PrideDesktop Now Available for All Hofstra Students and Employees

EdTech is pleased to announce Information Technology’s rollout of PrideDesktop. Hofstra recognizes that today’s students and faculty are always on the go. They need to be able to access the tools they need anywhere, anytime and from many different devices. With that in mind Hofstra University has implemented a way for students and faculty to access the software resources normally only found Hofstra computers remotely. Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) allows current students and faculty to access specialized software on their own devices both inside and outside of classroom 24/7/365. Almost all of the software you would find in your classroom or the open access computer labs is available via VDI but now you can access it from wherever you have Internet access. In addition, may lab classroom computers will have PrideDesktop as well. Students will be able to log into these computers to easily access web browsers and Microsoft Office. If they need to access specialized software, they will need to double-click the PrideDesktop icon to log into our virtual desktops. Both students and faculty can also take advantage of the free Microsoft Office [...]

2018-12-03T23:16:34+00:00August 29th, 2018|