CISD Tech News
Trends in Technology - February 2019
Faculty Google Accounts
Did you know you have a Google Suite Account?
Google accounts have been set up for all faculty and staff using their current email address @crowley.k12.tx.us. This includes access to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Classroom, Hangouts, Drive, Keep and Groups. This does not include GMail, as your email account will still be tied to Microsoft Office Account. All you have to do is sign in and authorize your account with your @crowley.k12.tx.us email account and password.
Your Campus Instructional Technologist can assist you with access and usefulness, or you can put in a work order through Eduphoria Help Desk >> Google Support.
Skyward For Student Access
Students are required to change their password to conform to our Active Directory secure policy for passwords, same as all employees are required to do.
Passwords must meet the following criteria:
- 1 uppercase letter
- 1 lowercase letter
- 1 number
- 1 special character
- Minimum of 8 characters
If students are having difficulty with this change, or need to know their default password, please have them make contact with the Campus Instructional Technologist and they will assist.
***Please remember that not all add-ons are secure, even though they are in the Chrome Web Store, and could create security concerns for our data. If you run into an obstacle with installation of the add-on, please put in a work order and Technology Services will make sure it is secure and get it pushed out to you and your students.
Cyber Security News
- the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.
"people with an online account should watch for phishing attacks and other forms of social engineering"
Social Engineering is the art of manipulating someone to change or give information by impersonating a trusted individual or vendor. This particular type of attack is becoming more and more prevalent in our industry. Always be skeptical of [External] emails that demand change or to make payments with urgency.
To assist, we have installed a "Phish Alert Report" button on your Microsoft Outlook email. If you are skeptical of an email, simply press that button and it will be sent to our cyber security team for analysis.
Please take a look at attached document "Social Engineering Red Flags". Print it out and place it by your desk for easy reference.