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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Editorial: IT should provide more security against phishing

Editorial: IT should provide more security against phishing

By The Ithacan January 25, 2023
Students have all the right to be dissatisfied with how the college has handled protecting their security.
Scammers send phishing emails to students, promoting employment opportunities, altering the names of actual faculty and departments at the college.

Students receive scam emails promoting employment

By Aubren Villasenor, Aubren Villasenor January 25, 2023
Students have been receiving scam emails from Ithaca College’s Department of Biology offering a high-paying job.
Nelnet Servicing LLC is the largest federal student loan servicer and as of June 30, 2022, was providing $589.5 billion in government-owned loans, loans from the Federal Family Education Loan Program, private education loans, and consumer loans for 17.4 million borrowers, according to their second quarter 2022 earnings press release.

Information of student loan borrowers exposed in data breach

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer September 21, 2022
Personal information of about 2.5 million student loan borrowers across the United States was exposed in a data breach of Nelnet Servicing LLC (Nelnet) during Summer 2022.
From left to right, David Weil, chief information officer in the Office of Information Technology, Noah Richardson, Class of 2025 senator,  and Nick Viggiani, Class of 2024 senator discussed the Apogee ResNet wifi network at the SGC meeting Sept. 12.

SGC discusses residential WiFi issues with Apogee executives

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor September 14, 2022
Executives from Apogee, Ithaca College’s internet provider, traveled from Austin, Texas, to attend the Ithaca College Student Government Council’s weekly meeting Sept. 12.
Ithaca College senior Mia Loretto posing outside of the Information Technology front desk located in Job Hall. Loretto describes Ithaca College Information Technology as a place of warm, friendly employees

Commentary: IT student leadership is hopeful for respect

By Mia Loretto August 24, 2022
The IT student leadership team was compelled to expand their roles and responsibilities in order to maintain IT’s organization.
The college has been dealing with phishing scams over the past several years while also taking action to prevent phishing. In 2017 there were 14 college accounts that were compromised, and in 2018 the college implemented Duo Multifactor Authentication to increase security when accessing the college’s email service and affiliated websites.

College creates new system to report phishing

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer February 5, 2020
On Jan. 24, Ithaca College implemented a system to report phishing emails directly to the Information Technology’s Office of Information Security. 
Dave Cameron ’96, senior web strategist,  and Brian Bessire, digital strategist, talked in a meeting held by the web  development team. The new website will be tested internally within the coming weeks.

College website redesign to be launched internally

By Bianca Mestiza, Staff Writer November 14, 2017
Molly Israel’05, executive director of marketing strategy, said the team hopes to be able to test out the new website internally in the coming weeks.
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