Category Archive: Security

By Evan Campbell
October 4, 2021 2:59 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Security, Security News

Now that you have one DUO device registered for 2-factor authentication let’s get a second one setup so that if anything happens to the first device you’re not locked out of email or Teams!  Here are a few examples of good secondary devices to register. If you have an office phone you can register it’s […]

By Evan Campbell
April 21, 2021 12:19 pm MT
Posted in E-mail, General CNSIT, Security, Security News

Starting on June 1st DUO (https://cnsit.colostate.edu/kb/duo-best-practice/) will be tied into all M365 services in order to provide added security to your data and email.  If you have have already enrolled a device with DUO you will be prompted to authenticate through it to use M365 products installed on your computer as well as M365 products […]

By Ross Madden
June 15, 2015 3:21 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Security

Very recently, CSU has decided not to continue using Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) as its preferred anti-virus software.  Our license for this software will expire at the end of June 2015.  At some point after that date, SEP clients will stop receiving updated virus definitions.  As such, we are in the process of migrating to […]

By Ross Madden
March 19, 2013 11:24 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Security

As you have probably heard, ACNS is updating the eID password Policy, starting April 1st.  This change will not affect everyone at once, but beginning in April, all new password reset messages you conduct will require the following rules to be applied: Passwords must be between 15 and 30 characters long. Passwords must include at […]

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By Ross Madden
January 16, 2013 10:33 am MT
Posted in Internet & Networking, Security, Security News

Most of us are aware of this by now, but I received the following, very well written explanation of the problem and steps to take at this point.  As before, when I get these, and feel they should be given a wider audience, I will repost for the CNSIT community. “As everyone is probably painfully […]

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By CNS IT
December 18, 2012 4:17 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Security, Security News

Rootkit Viruses are stealthy viruses that can cause great damage to your operating system and even to your hardware if they are in the “firmware rootkit” class. Several classes of rootkit viruses exist: persistent, memory-based, user-mode, kernel-mode and firmware driven. Installation of these rootkit viruses are automated and can evade many anti-virus programs. Removal of […]

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By Ross Madden
April 24, 2012 9:08 am MT
Posted in Knowledge Base, Security, Windows

Adobe ARM is the Adobe Reader Manager.  ARM is the update manager for Adobe Reader that automatically opens on Windows start-up. This program notifies you of updates and downloads to keep you software up to date.  It is not uncommon for this process to trigger a Symantec Tamper Protection Alert similar to the following: Currently, […]

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By CNS IT
April 23, 2012 9:54 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, Pangea, Security

There is a secure gateway into the colostate university’s network. This gateway is taking the place of the CSU VPN which is scheduled to retire this summer. The attached powerpoint presentation Secure Colostate Netconnect gives step by step instructions on how to connect to https://secure.colostate.edu/netconnect. PDF Version PowerPoint Version ACNS also has a help page […]

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