The purpose of ASAUDIT is to promote and advance the use and support of computing. See full program
ASAUDIT strives to promote professional skills and conduct in university ICT management and to serve as unitary voice for the South African Higher Education IT profession and to provide mutual support mechanisms to its participating members by encouraging development and application of standards and best practices through the sharing of expertise among members and colleagues in organising informative events.Click for live stream
A social engineer runs what used to be called a "con game." Techniques such as appeal to vanity, appeal to authority and appeal to greed are often used in social engineering attacks. Many social engineering exploits simply rely on people's willingness to be helpful. For example, the attacker might pretend to be a co-worker who has some kind of urgent problem that requires access to additional network resources.
Since 2011, ELI has surveyed the higher education teaching and learning community to identify its key issues. The community is wide in scope: we solicit input from all those participating in the support of the teaching and learning mission, including professionals from the IT organization, the center for teaching and learning, the library, and the dean’s and provost’s offices. see infographic
Ransomware emails spiked 6,000% A study by IBM Security found that the numberof ransomware-infected
emails increased 6,000 percent compared to 2015. Attackers are trying harder to infect users’ computers right
through their inboxes. These emails generally have attachments disguised as invoices, statements, spreadsheets,
faxes or personal notes. read more...
"The e-Fundi platform is much more than chat and upload of resources, there are so many options that can be used for teaching and learning" Ruth Appolus lecturer financial health management UODL read more
Your data is the most important thing on your computer...
Be it family photos, important tax documents, pieces of art, your band’s music, sensitive research papers, or anything else, losing it is simply not an option. Unfortunately, computers fail, and often. Having a backup plan set before anything goes wrong is one of the most important tasks you will undertake as a responsible computer user. Thankfully, backing up your data has never been easier. Follow this guide to learn how.
Mobile devices have become one of the primary ways we communicate and interact with each other. The power of a computer is now at our fingertips, allowing us to bank, shop, view medical history, attend to work remotely, and communicate virtually anywhere. With all these convenient features come added risks.
Here are some tips to protect your devices and your personal information:
Password-protect your devices. Give yourself more time to protect your data and remote wipe your device if it's lost or stolen by enabling passwords, PINs, fingerprint scans, or other forms of authentication.
We are all familiar with viruses, but have you ever heard of phishing, identity theft or ransomware? These are all terms used to describe issues related to IT Security.
Read more on our IT Security website (www.nwu.ac.za/it/security)
The NWU intranet was switched to a new theme (“lookand-feel”) in the first week of October. This means that the current content is displayed in a new way. The new theme is a responsive design based on the bootstrap framework and it enables NWU staff to view the content of the intranet on their mobile devices. All the official NWU correspondence for staff, as well as important internal department specific content is available on the NWU intranet. It could be very useful to access it via your mobile device. Some of the content that was initially created in tables (before the theme-switch) is not optimized for mobile devices yet but we are in the process of educating publishers on better ways to present these type of content.
WHAT DOES MICROSOFT OFFER...
Microsoft offers a range of self-paced online courses with optional certification. that can help you become more digital literate. There are 2 programs available to NWU staff and students: Digital Literacy and Imagine Academy (Microsoft Academy).
Microsoft’s digital literacy program aims to further the essential fundamental technology skills, as well as expanding the basic understanding of computers. Click to listen to the podcast.