New Cybersecurity Awareness Training This October

Dear Colleagues, In preparation for semiannual cybersecurity awareness training in October, the University System of Georgia (USG) partnered with KnowBe4, an industry leader in cybersecurity training. All Georgia Highlands College employees will be required participate in training from KnowBe4, rather than a USG-provided training course in D2L, this October. The change to system-wide training aligns […]

Confirmed T-Mobile Data Breach

T-Mobile released information about reports of a recent data breach affecting their customers. While the scope of this breach is not fully known, it does involve Personally Identifiable Information (PII). GHC IT recommends all T-Mobile customers change their account password and security PIN immediately in order to protect themselves from fraud related to their account. […]

Cybersecurity Basics: Be BYOD Ready for Fall in 3 Easy Step

1. Ensure your device is compliant with GHC’s Bring Your Own Device Policy & Standard. ✔ My smartphone, tablet, or computer is up-to-date (meets the requirements below) and is capable of receiving future security updates. Windows – Windows 10 operating system with the latest security updates released in August. Mac – macOS Catalina 10.15.7  (or later) […]

Microsoft Ends Office 365 Support for Internet Explorer

Microsoft will officially end support for Internet Explorer 11 in Microsoft Office 365 next Tuesday (August 17th). Please ensure you’re using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Apple’s Safari web browser to access Office 365 and GHC’s Single Sign-On services. Internet Explorer 11 is Microsoft’s final version of the aging web browser and it […]

Security Update for Serious Flaw in Windows (PrintNightmare)

Microsoft has released an out-of-band security update to address a serious vulnerability discovered in printing software in Windows. Updates for Windows are typically released on the second Tuesday of each month (Patch Tuesday) and out-of-band security updates are only released for vulnerabilities that are extremely serious and being actively exploited by malicious websites or cybercriminals. […]

Cybersecurity & IT Policy Updates

The following IT policy documents have been updated. Please familiarize yourself with these documents when you have the opportunity and reach out to us by emailing rt@highlands.edu if you have any questions or concerns. IT BYOD Policy Georgia Highlands College (GHC) permits authorized employees to use personally owned computing devices for work. All GHC employees utilizing personally owned devices connected to a […]

Reminder: Employee H-Drives Discontinued on June 1st

The Division of Information Technology is preparing to discontinue the use of employee “H-Drive” accounts. These legacy file shares were provisioned prior to 2018 and provided those individuals with a network location to back up important documents from their GHC-issued devices. Due to the availability of Microsoft OneDrive for Business and the low usage of […]

Your Mobile Devices Won’t Secure Themselves

Mobile security at one time meant using a laptop lock and keeping tabs on your phone. However, the growing capabilities and use of mobile devices — coupled with the ubiquity of smart devices stitched into the very fabric of our daily lives (figuratively and literally) — now require a more sophisticated defense-in-depth approach to match […]

Information Security Is Our Responsibility

Did you know? According to a 2016 Raytheon survey, 86 percent of young adults think that keeping the Internet safe and secure is a responsibility we all share — up 4 points from 82 percent in 2015. As digital citizens, we are getting better about consistently protecting ourselves, our devices, and our family and friends. […]