Phishing Scams targeting Students

We want to make you aware that PSU has seen an increased number of Phishing messages that are specifically targeting students.   All with the same goal of tricking you into providing your username and password.   If you get a message that asks for your urgent response in order to maintain any PSU services; chances […]

Tax-related Identity Theft on the Rise

As you have probably seen on the news, identity theft is on the rise, and PSU’s HR and ITS offices have recently been made aware that a very small number of the PSU community members have become victims of tax-related identity theft.  “Tax-related identity theft is when someone uses your Social Security number to file […]

MyPlymouth and related services will be unavailable on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

This Sunday February 22nd, Information Technology Services will be doing maintenance on several of the databases that host our web-based services.  The work is scheduled to begin within the weekly maintenance window, but work on some services may extend as late as 9 am. myPlymouth and its related services will be unavailable to all users […]

ITS welcomes the class of 2018 to campus for Orientation!

Between June 1 and June 16, Information Technology Services welcomes the class of 2018 to campus for Orientation.   We know it is a busy time of year and our incoming students are provided with A LOT of information about the campus.  As a reminder, the bullets below represent the highlights of the technology information provided […]

Patch deployed for Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability

Last week we alerted you to the Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability. Microsoft released a security update on Thursday afternoon that fixes this vulnerability and ITS tested and released the patch to all PSU owned Dell Computers on Friday afternoon.   Your computer should have gotten the update automatically the next time it was rebooted.  If […]

Follow up on Service Outage – Password Change is Strongly Advised

As noted in the email sent to the campus-community on Tuesday, we chose to temporarily suspend service Tuesday evening on our web-based and email systems in order to secure and protect University data. This was an intentional outage so that PSU could safeguard its systems against the CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability, commonly known as the Heartbleed Bug. […]

ITS enhances Password Security

Welcome back to campus! PSU is experiencing an increase in the number of phishing messages received by our students, faculty and staff.  It is essential that we all maintain an increased awareness of phishing and its impacts; be VERY skeptical of messages asking for personal information regardless of whom it says the message is from. […]

Mobile Printing: a pilot program for Android and iOS Devices

Information Technology Services is piloting a new way to print on campus. For a limited time we will be offering Mobile Printing in select locations from your Android or iOS device. For a limited time you can print that article you just looked up on your iPad, or your term paper from your Android phone […]

New Year, New Password

The number of passwords we need to keep track of these days seems to be proliferating. As we become increasingly enmeshed in the web it is important to take some steps to protect your privacy and security by managing your passwords. Like many things that are important (think flossing), it takes an ongoing effort to […]

Important Information and new resources about Phishing

The Plymouth State community, like many university communities across the nation, has been seen an increased level of Phishing in recent months.  Phishing is a type of Internet fraud, usually in the form of an email, which seeks to acquire your credentials (username and password) by deception. When one of our community members inadvertently shares […]

System Status

All ITS systems Operational

July 7th, 2014 by Jo-Ann

All ITS systems are operational. If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@plymouth.edu or (603) 535-2929.

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