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IT Newslett for Staff - Nov 2017
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for Staff  Nov 2017

Online eMail Archival Coming Soon!

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A 25GB online eMail archive will be implemented for all full-time staff in Dec 2017.  

 

With online eMail archive, you may backup your current emails by simply dragging and dropping into the online archive folder instead of creating a local email archive (.pst).  You may create subfolders in your Online Archive to better organize your emails.

 

You may access your Online Archive via Outlook client or Outlook Webmail (https://mail.np.edu.sg).  

 

More details coming your way soon!

 

eMail Safety Tips

 

Phishing and malware attacks via email are getting more rampant and creative these days.  

 

Legitimate business email address could be easily be mimicked to trick you to give your account credentials or entice you to click on URL links and install malicious program into their computer.

 

Below are some email safety tips that you can take note of while going through your emails:

  • DO NOT open email attachments from unfamiliar sources.
  • DO NOT click on the URL link(s) stated in the email from unfamiliar sources.
  • DO NOT click "Yes" on popup messages. Please click “No” or close the popup if you are unsure about the message.
  • SCAN email attachments with anti-malware program such as Windows Defender or Symantec Anti-Virus before opening the files. 
 

Advisory on NRIC use by PDPC

 

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) had released an advisory to tighten the indiscriminate collection and use NRIC on 8 Nov 2017.

 

It will soon be against the law for organisations to use customers’ NRIC numbers to track product interest registration, manage membership accounts and conduct lucky draws etc.  Organisations will have up to 12 months to comply from this release.

 

Staff are advised to exercise caution on the collection and use of NRIC numbers for events or activities.

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/steps-to-protect-nric-data

 

Is your online account compromised?

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With the prevalence of cyberattacks and hacking activities every second of the day, it is a good practice to check if your accounts or domain are being compromised.

You may want to check them out here via https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

If any of your accounts has been compromised, please change your password of that account immediately. The new password be complex and should contains at least 8 characters long with mixture of upper and lower-case letters, and numbers.

 

Report to ITSecurityManager@np.edu.sg if your NP account has been compromised.

 
System Maintenance

No scheduled system maintenance for the month.


Please email to Support@np.edu.sg should you require further information or clarification.
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