Archive for 2017

GTS recommends all employees enable DUO two-factor authentication

A username and password are no longer considered a secure mechanism for authentication.  Two-Factor Authentication adds an additional layer of security to your Gustavus account by requiring a supplemental method for authentication such as a mobile device or hardware token.  GTS strongly recommends all employees enable two-factor authentication on their Gustavus account to help protect […]

GusMail is now available to all employees

Gustavus Technology Services is pleased to announce that in an effort to further the College’s adoption of G Suite for Education, GusMail (G Suite for Education Email) is now available to all employees.  This decision was made after years of experience and research with Google Apps for Education, and after offering GusMail as an alternative […]

DUO Two-Factor Authentication available to all employees

Gustavus Technology Services is pleased to announce a partnership with DUO Security to offer two-factor authentication to all employees. This relationship is part of the ongoing effort to provide enhanced security for Gustavus users and their accounts. A username and password alone are no longer considered a secure mechanism for authentication. Two-Factor Authentication adds an […]

GusMail prevents insecure sign-in attempts

Gustavus GSuite applications (GusMail, GDrive,GCalendar) prevent sign-in attempts from external applications that do not use modern security standards.  Examples of these applications include: Desktop mail applications such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook The Mail app on your iPhone or iPad with version 6 or below The Mail app on your Windows phone preceding the 8.1 release […]

Secure Information Sharing and Storage

Gustavus Technology Services is always evaluating proven best practices and guidelines for sharing information.  When sharing information that contains sensitive or confidential data, it is important to use a secure method to transfer and store that information. For example, email is not an appropriate method to share sensitive or confidential information such as social security […]