The holidays are everyone's favorite time of year — including scammers hoping to find your personal data under their trees. Between flurries of snow and shipping emails, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Computing & Information Technology has a few simple tips to keep your data and your money safe during the shopping season.
C&IT began receiving reports of issues with OneCard use across campus the evening of Sunday, Oct. 20. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconveniences that may arise.
Host Annmarie Caño begins the discussion with asking Daren Hubbard what he loves about his job. He likes being able to use technology to advance his colleagues' missions and see how those missions merge to guide the entire university. "It really does get exciting for us because we are able to leverage technology in a way that is supportive and not restrictive," he says.
Computing & Information Technology is excited to announce the winner of the 2019 C&IT Scholarship, Nicole Kada. Wayne State University Associate Vice President and C&IT Chief Information Officer Daren Hubbard and the rest of C&IT presented Nicole with her reward earlier this summer, including a new laptop from our partners at Dell.
Computing & Information Technology began working with Wayne State's on-campus food bank, the W Pantry, in April 2019. Every month the central IT organization works with donation coordinators to choose an in-need item to collect in large quantity.
Construction of C&IT's new data center at the corner of Cass and Antoinette has been completed, and the central IT organization has begun moving infrastructure into the new space. There will be a planned outage of Wayne State data center systems during this move on Sunday, June 9, from 12:01 - 11:59 a.m.
When you’re shopping for a car, you want it to have all of the bells and whistles, such as hands-free connectivity, Apple CarPlay and in-car Wi-Fi. These features, known as infotainment, make our lives easier and our driving experiences safer — but when we connect our phones, we open ourselves up to a host of privacy issues.
We would like to think email is a trustworthy platform. While it is safe the majority of the time, the reality is that the underlying technology was created long before today’s internet and has faults that many have learned to use to their advantage. The act of scamming someone through a fake email or message to gain data or money is known as phishing. Combating phishing is an ever-changing task; as defenders adapt, so does the other side.
Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) launched DeskTech, a desktop technology service and support group that stations agents across campus to provide personal and customized support to schools and colleges, departments, and units.
In 1954, Wayne State University — then known as Wayne University — was the first higher-ed institution to hold a meeting on the importance of teaching computer science to students. Fast-forward to today, and the university continues that mission.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to all current or prospective college students in the U.S. The annual form determines your eligibility for financial aid, and assistance is free through Wayne State financial aid services.
In 1947, Wayne State University received a mechanical differential analyzer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sparking excitement in the newly budding field of computer science and leading to 71 years andcounting of making computing technology available to students, faculty, staff and the city of Detroit.
You may have recently been the recipient of a fraudulent email that claimed to have photos of you and requested money in the form of Bitcoins. These emails, also known as phishing emails, or in this specific case sextortion scams, are very effective because the sender takes extra time to create a message specific to you in an effort to trick or confuse you into providing your personal information.