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Outlook Update – January 19th, 2021

  Posted on: February 1, 2021

Differences between Exchange and Outlook: Email System – A collection of servers that is used to store, transport, and monitor email between TRU and the internet. Our email system consists of 14 servers (3 Exchange Servers for Employees, 5 Exchange Servers for Students, and 6 relay/monitoring servers). Exchange Servers – These are the backend servers that store…

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Update on service disruption to OneTRU, TRUEmployee and myTRU

  Posted on: January 24, 2021

To follow up on yesterday’s service disruption notice, IT Services continues to work on restoring access to OneTRU, TRUEmployee and myTRU. While this investigation continues, IT Services was able to restore the critical contents on these webpages. TRUEmployee This information is now available via truemployee.tru.ca.  OneTRU The links for programs and applications normally accessible from the…

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Clicking the Wrong Link Can Have Huge Impacts

  Posted on: January 15, 2021

In December 2020, just before the winter break, 17 unsuspecting TRU employees opened a malicious email message and clicked on a scam link. Once IT Services was informed of the scam (at infosecurity@tru.ca), they were able to stop several thousand more malicious emails from being sent. That’s the good news. The bad news? Enough damage…

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How to spot harmful DocuSign phishing scams

  Posted on: October 28, 2020

There’s been a rise in phishing messages that look like they are from DocuSign. These harmful emails are disguised as legitimate DocuSign notifications related to invoices or other financial documents that require your signature. Phishing scams are a very popular tactic hackers use to trick you into thinking you’ve received an email or text (SMiShing…

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Conference and Collaboration Tool Comparisons

  Posted on: April 7, 2020

With the rapid transition to distance learning IT has been getting lots of questions about which conference and collaboration platform is the best.  Here at TRU we have three chosen solutions that are equally great but each shines brightest in different scenarios.  Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans and BigBlueButton are all able to meet and exceed your…

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Changes to Webmail

  Posted on: April 6, 2020

We are updating our email system and as we move employees over to Exchange 2016 (the server we use to run Outlook) you may notice that the webmail page looks a bit different.  Don’t panic – just log in with your network credentials like always and continue to use your email like you always do. …

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Did you know that TRU has a chatbot?

  Posted on: February 26, 2020

Did you know that TRU has a chatbot?  In fact, TRU has several.  TRU World has been dabbling with chat support for a while and in 2019 the Future Student team kicked things off for our domestic students when they launched Wolfie the chatbot.  Wolfie was great at solving simple questions and we loved how…

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CRA Cyber-Scam

  Posted on: January 17, 2020

Over the last few days we have had a number of institutions report a wide-spread cyber-scam circulating from what appears to be the Canada Revenue Agency. This particular scam seems to be targeting students, faculty and staff at universities across the country. It advises of a tax credit owing to you and requests your response…

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Dec 11 Workshop – Information Security Essentials

  Posted on: December 5, 2019

End of Semester Fall 2019 – Information Security Essential session TRU is a great place to work with great opportunities to expand your awareness. With this in mind, Information Security has the following opportunity for a session in December 2019: Wednesday December 11, 1:30-3:00 pm – ISAE I (Concepts & Practice) – OL 127 These…

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