Skip to main content

UITS Monitor: Protect your privacy

Monitor newsletter Jan 25, 2023
Simple steps to protect your privacy and stay safe online.

UITS news for January 25, 2023

Simple steps to protect your privacy and stay safe online

International Data Privacy Day on January 28 reminds us to stay safe online. Simple steps keep your data and devices secure.

Never share your IU passphrase. Instead, grant access to authorized individuals. Watch out for phishing attempts and report suspicious emails. Keep your account safe and your devices secure.

How to protect your privacy and stay safe online

Get help managing your Google storage

All Google at IU My Drive accounts now have a 5 GB quota. If you are still over quota, you can’t create new content or edit existing content in your Google Drive.

Questions about managing your storage? Join a coffee hour on Wednesday, February 1 at 10am.

Learn more about the changes to storage in Google at IU

Use your CrimsonCard to make purchases

Did you know you can deposit funds to your CrimsonCard (it’s called CrimsonCash) and use it to make purchases? It’s accepted as payment on any IU campus, both on- and off-campus, and on Grubhub. It’s incredibly convenient, simple to use, and you’ll even get access to a variety of discounts.

See the CrimsonCard FAQ for more

Call for women’s summit workshop proposals

Submit your proposal for a workshop at this year’s March 3-4 Collaborative Women’s Summit. Themes include empowerment, tech skills, research, career experiences, and wellness. Proposals are due by February 1.

Submit your workshop proposal

Protect IU’s data and guard your privacy

International Data Privacy Day on January 28 reminds us to protect IU’s data and guard your privacy. Taking simple steps to protect institutional data, clean up cloud storage, and avoid phishing emails will create a safer computing environment for everyone.

Best practices for data privacy

Tax season brings out the scammers

Tax season brings an increase in scams to steal your assets with fraudulent returns. The University Information Security Office urges users to be wary of suspicious emails or calls aiming to trick you into revealing sensitive information such as credentials or tax documents.

Learn more about scams targeting taxpayers

Faculty town hall to address ChatGPT and AI

Discuss your concerns or excitement about how ChatGPT and AI will affect teaching in higher education at an online town hall, January 26, 2-2:45pm. Hosted by UITS Learning Technologies, the Faculty Town Hall: ChatGPT and AI in higher education invites you to share your voice and hear other perspectives as we collectively navigate this new learning environment.

Register for faculty town hall on ChatGPT and AI in higher education

Time to order IU eTexts for summer and fall 2023

Two upcoming webinars will help you discover the benefits of using digital materials and learn how to place your order using the IU eTexts Order Tool. Sign up for Getting Started with IU eTexts: The Basics, held February 7. And sign up for Getting Started with IU eTexts: How to place an order for IU eTexts, held February 15.

IU eTexts webinar descriptions and registration

More IT news and events

More stories