Hallo 2017

We're a month into 2017 and wishing you a prosperous 2017 seems slightly after the fact. Nonetheless – may this year treat you well.
We will do everything within our means to ensure that your technological hiccups are kept to a minimum.

In keeping with the trend of renewal, we're making some changes
to the newsletter to ensure easier and faster access to essential information. Do let us know if you think the new layout is an improvement.

Don't take the bait
Cybercriminals know the best strategies for gaining access to an institution’s sensitive data.It doesn’t involve them rappelling from a ceiling’s skylight and avoiding a laser detection system to hack into servers. There are easier ways.
Where is cybercrime really coming from?
Cybercrime netted $450 billion in profits last year, with 2 billion records lost or stolen worldwide. Security expert Caleb Barlow calls out the insufficiency of our current strategies to protect our data.
Can you live without e-mail?
Probably not. Therefore, it's a good idea to reactivate your network access by Friday, 31 March. It's still a while, but as the first months of the year rush by, one tends to forget minor admin tasks.
Tune in to the Tube
We've done radio and update you on tech news via Twitter, but it's time for something new. This year we're venturing into new, multi-media territory with a YouTube channel where we'll be sharing useful tips and new innovations with you.
Hash Code 2017 by Google:
registration now open.
SU engineering students
to compete in international
Questionnaire on the
integration of ICT in
Teaching & Learning
Some inspiration   Something light    
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