ITS' Steve Belcher talks net neutrality with U-92
Assistant Director of Networking Steve Belcher joined WVU law student Jeff Martin,
a member of the state ACLU board of directors, on "Feedback" for a March 31, 2016
discussion about Net Neutrality and how it applies to WVU's network, access and
security. Go to
, scroll down to FEEDBACK and click on Net Neutrality
ITS' Dawn Hernandez cited in iClicker report
Technical trainer Dawn Hernandez spoke to a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum about
iClicker and its mobile app counterpart, REEF Polling for a September 2015
story. Also interviewed were: Amy Kuhn, associate director of iTeach; faculty members
Joshua Osbourn and Erin Goodykoontz; and others.
'DefendYourData' helps protect against scammers
Chief Information Security Officer Alex Jalso and Communications Director Vicki Smith
were interviewed for a September 2015 feature story in The Daily Athenaeum about
2-year-old Defend Your Data program. Also interviewed were WVU Police Department
Capt. Phil Scott and a faculty member who reported a phishing attempt to DefendYourData@mail.wvu.edu.
W.Va. students warned about email scams
Chief Information Security Officer Alex Jalso spoke to an education writer with the
Gazette-Mail about the
seasonal uptick in email scams targeting college students across West Virginia
. The August 2015 storyoffers students tips for protecting themselves. The best
thing to do, he says, is delete any suspicious-looking email or send it as an attachment
Malware attack seizes business owner's files
Information Security Services Director Alex Jalso talked to West Virginia Public
Broadcasting reporter Jesse Wright about how people can spot and protect themselves
from ransomware scams. "It’s not advisable to pay the money because you’re paying
the money to the bad guys, and there's no guarantee that they’re going to give
you the information to unlock the file," Jalso said. "Or they might give you an
invalid key to unlock it. Or they might give you a file which could cause further
damage to your machine.”
Malware Attack Seizes Business Owner's Files story.
Two women from ITS mentor students at Hack the Gender Gap hackathon
Senta Chmiel and Ashley Mulligan represented Information Technology Services in October
2014 as mentors for the Hack the Gender Gap Hackathon. Women from WVU, Howard University,
Penn State, Georgetown, Syracuse and other schools will be traveling to the new
Innovation Lab at WVU’s Reed College of Media to participate.
The three-day event featured a live broadcast and interactive discussion with panelists
at Google. Participants also worked in teams to envision, map and pitch a start-up
use for wearable technology that delivers a singular idea, product, service or
process to solve a problem in the media industry.
Learn more about the event itself.
ITS' Steve Belcher featured on WVU News
WVU News, a student-produced, weekly video newscast,
interviewed Assistant Director of Networking Stephen Belcher for a report on wireless
access issues. The story in Episode 1, published on Sept. 17, 2014, begins
at 8:13 and runs to 10:02.
Student employee develops WVU PRT Status app to alert riders about service
Austin Siford, an 18-year-old sophomore from Martinsburg, has developed a free app
that sends alerts about the status of the
West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system – green when it’s operational
and red when it’s not. The app works with Android devices, Google Glass, and Android
and Pebble smart watches.
Read how Siford developed the app.
eCampus available on mobile devices
West Virginia University eCampus will be easier for students and faculty to access
anywhere on campus beginning this fall. By downloading the new Blackboard Mobile
Learn app, eCampus can be accessed on iOS and Android mobile devices.
Learn more using eCampus on mobile devices.