Use secure networks, such as your cellular carrier network, EKU_SECURE, or a wire connection.
Use a wired connection when practical. Wired connections to the internet from on-campus computers, including lab computers, use the university's secure network. These are always recommended on-campus for Blackboard (e.g., taking tests and quizzes) and confidential university work (e.g., financial information).
NOTICE: If you have never used the VPN before, you must contact the IT Service Desk and provide a phone number to be used for two-factor authentication which is a requirement for VPN access as of spring 2019.
Leaving EKU? Whether you're about to graduate, retire, or take another job, take these steps to make your transition as smooth as possible.
Effective Wednesday, October 1, 2018, EKU IT--to remain in legal compliance with both Microsoft, Google, and our software vendors-- must remove access to Office 365, Google app services, and university licensed software as listed below.
Workstations in the workplace are sometimes easy targets for criminal activity. Whenever a laptop or mobile device is lost or stolen, the data on that device has also been stolen and if proprietary EKU data is lost or compromised, the resulting damage can be much greater than the cost of replacing the equipment. Some tips:
Like most people, you've probably accumulated a lot of personal information on your mobile device. The valuable data makes these devices a target for thieves and cybercriminals. These tips are especially important if university data is on the mobile device:
ISSUE: A recent software update for Microsoft Office on Mac computers can prevent Outlook from working properly. If your Mac is running macOS High Sierra and you install update 16.12 for Outlook 2016, then Outlook will repeatedly (every 30 seconds or so) prompt for your email password.
Criminals use malicious email and websites to try to trick you into revealing your password or other sensitive information or to infect your computer with malware. Phishing emails often use urgent language, asks for personal information, and has grammatical, typographical, or other obvious errors.
Learn to Spot Phishes
Quick Tip: Check Links Before Clicking
Check the full URL to see if it goes where you expect.
EKU encourages all students, faculty, and staff to engage in safe and legally compliant sharing of copyrighted materials. Downloading or sharing copyrighted materials (such as music and videos) can be illegal if done without the permission of the copyright owner whether you profit from it or not.
If your password is at risk, you may need to change it more often. Ask yourself the questions below to see if you need to change your password now. Balance your answers with the need to have a password that you can remember without having to write it down. If you have a strong, secure password that is easy for you to remember and you can use it with care, you may not need to change it as often as someone whose password is more vulnerable.