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IT Newslett for Staff - Jan 2017
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What’s in store for 2017?

JAN 2017: 2-Factor Authentication for NPVPN - StaffCampus2

From 17 Jan 2017, NPVPN StaffCampus will be switched to NPVPN StaffCampus2 which requires 2-Factor authentication login.

If you have missed the earlier rounds of token registration, please register HERE

JAN 2017: mStaff App Update – Rollout of New Features

Over 700 staff have been applying and approving leaves via mStaff mobile app.  The latest version includes Well-Being Activities, new Leave enhancement, and Outpatient Medical Claims features.

 

CLICK HERE to download the latest version OR scan the relevant QR code below:

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For iOS/Apple users, please uninstall the current mStaff app on your mobile before installing the latest version.

APR 2017: EasiShare - Enterprise Storage Solution for NP Staff

By April 2017, staff will be able to backup their data and team folders using EasiShare, a secure enterprise storage solution. Data space of 50GB will be allocated for each staff. This will replace the existing M: drive.

 

More news to come nearer the date.

MAY 2017: New Way to Access Govt Intranet Services

From May 2017, there will be dedicated computers at departments for accessing Gebiz or other Government Intranet services. The use of Government-secured computers is to ensure that vulnerable computers do not disrupt Government services.

 

More info will be coming your way from March onward.

JUL 2017: 2-Factor Authentication for NPVPN - StaffInternet2

In July 2017, StaffInternet VPN will be switched to StaffInternet2 VPN. Similar to StaffCampus2 VPN, the new NPVPN will require 2-factor authentication login.

 

CLICK HERE if you have not registered for your 2FA token.

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Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to the infected computer and victims have to pay a ransom before the restriction is removed.

 

Ransomware renders the computer unusable by:

  • Locking the computer and displaying messages intended to coax the victim into paying.
  • Preventing the victim from using his computer or programs.
  • Hiding the victim’s data.
  • Encrypting the victim’s data.
     

Users can protect themselves against ransomware with the following good security habits:

  • Employ a data backup and recovery plan for all critical information. Backup data should be kept on a separate device and stored offline.
  • Do not click on unsolicited links in emails or open email attachments from unknown, untrusted or impersonated sender.
     

Ransomware victim SHOULD NOT make any ransom payment due to the reasons stated below:

  • Paying ransom will inevitably fund additional criminal activities to develop more advanced versions of ransomware.
  • There is no guarantee that the encrypted files can be recovered even after paying the ransom. Some ransomware cases may actually be scams, where the hacker has no intention to decrypt the files after payment is made.
  • There is no assurance that you will not be infected again and the next ransom may be higher.
      

Maintenance Schedule for 2017

Please take note of the scheduled maintenance dates for 2017. As systems may be unavailable during maintenance, please avoid scheduling events on these dates.

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Please contact Support@np.edu.sg if you have any enquiries.

 
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