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Like any organization that deals with sensitive information, Ithaca College must be in compliance with a variety of security standards. To ensure this compliance, our security practices and policies are regularly reviewed by external auditors, and often result in recommended or mandated changes to our security practices. One such recommendation that the college as a whole has been asked to comply with is the enforcement of screen saver passwords on virtually all college-owned computers.

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Submitted on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ITS
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Colleagues,

My name is Keith W. McIntosh. I go by "Mac." I recently joined Ithaca College as the Associate Vice President, Information Technology Services​ and Chief Information Officer (CIO). ​One of my first priorities as your CIO, in addition to meeting everyone, is getting an assessment of our current technology services to determine a baseline for improvement and planning for the future. I've chosen to use the Higher Education TechQual+ Project for this assessment.

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Submitted on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ITS
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Ithaca College Information Technology Services (ITS) has officially started an initiative to develop their strategic plan to be enacted over a five-year span. Under new leadership from Gerald Hector, Vice-President of Finance & Administration, and ITS Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Keith "Mac" McIntosh, the group has engaged in several thoughtful discussions about the services we provide, and the ever-changing technological landscape that affects how we live, learn, and work at Ithaca College.

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The Data Privacy Day Kick Off event in Washington, D.C. is SOLD OUT but you can watch online LIVE on the Data Privacy Day: NCSA Facebook page. The event will begin streaming live on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:20 a.m. ET / 8:20 a.m. PT.

The chief privacy officers of Microsoft, Intel and Facebook respectively, headline an impressive speaker lineup for the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day Kick Off event at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. on January 28.

Privacy experts will discuss "A Competitive Advantage: Respecting Consumer Privacy in a Big Data World” and "Notice and Consent: Innovating a New Path Forward," as well as discuss the latest privacy research from Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project.

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Data Privacy Day, held annually on January 28, encourages everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. DPD is an effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. 

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Data Privacy Month (DPM) is an annual effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint, as well as escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone's priority. Data Privacy Month will be celebrated in 2014 starting with Data Privacy Day on January 28 and running through February 28. Spend the month helping to ensure your campus community is respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust.

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