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Avoid phishing with these simple tips

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 - 1:59 pm - Amber Viviers

  Phishing occurs when criminals try to get us to open harmful links, emails or attachments that could request our personal information or infect our devices. Phishing messages or “bait” usually come in the form of an email, text, direct message on social media or phone call. These messages are often designed to look like they come from […]

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Computer Literacy and Digital Literacy – not the same thing

Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 - 1:41 pm - Amber Viviers

Computer and Digital Literacy are two separate things, but they go together. For us to be effective, responsible technology users, we need to have both. In this article we explore the difference between these two concepts, and why it is important to develop digital literacy skills. What is computer literacy? Computer literacy is defined as […]

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Post COVID challenges: On the ground experiences

Thursday, December 15th, 2022 - 12:12 pm - Amber Viviers

When COVID-19 struck, the various teams working on the ground to ensure that Stellenbosch University (SU) runs seamlessly on all technological fronts suddenly faced enormous challenges. Almost overnight, the technological needs in all sectors of the university – from System Administration to IT services, Student Support, and End User Support – had to shift to […]

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SU takes great leap forward into cloud era

Monday, October 24th, 2022 - 11:11 am - Amber Viviers

Stellenbosch University is currently in the process of taking a “great leap forward” into the “cloud” era, which will see the new finance and student systems, SUNFin and SUNStudent, operating in the cloud. This is not only going to make all the difference to security against cyber threats but will also make the university’s systems […]

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Risks of cybersecurity have become massive in higher education sector globally

Monday, October 24th, 2022 - 11:10 am - Amber Viviers

Universities around the world are facing ever increasing cybersecurity risks, particularly in the post-pandemic world – and Stellenbosch University is not immune to these threats. Even before Covid-19 struck, higher education institutions were already gathering vast amounts of data from students and staff – and now, with more hybrid and remote offerings, requiring even more […]

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