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Are you tech-ready for the upcoming semester

Faculty, Staff and Students: Do your ITS tech-related homework now so you don’t regret it later. 

STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: REVIEW THE TECH CHECKLIST...


A new semester is here, and you know what that means —

it’s time to get tech-ready!


It's important to be in-the-know technically, so you remain safe and secure online — as well as in person.


Best practices for information security include more than one level of proof that a user is who they say they are before being allowed to log into a system, referred to as two-factor authentication, sometimes also referred to as multi-factor authentication.


For all instructions for Google 2-step go here.

For travelers, go here.


For easy instructions for setting up 2FA required as of 8/01/21 to access all IT systems/services, go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/its/two-fa/index.html.


For information on Pulse Secure VPN go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/its/about/organization/operations-and-infrastructure/networking/off-campus-connecting.html.


For QUESTIONS about 2FA? NOTE: Pulse Secure and CAS use same 2FA.

GET TECH READY - REVIEW THESE LINKS!

Below is a list of helpful links and resources to help you get tech-ready for the upcoming semester. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can refer back to it later!


  1. “Get Technically Oriented” Orientation presentation 

  2. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/checklist/ - Click on the student or faculty/staff checklist  to access your complete tech-checklist with helpful links for a successful semester.

  3. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/blog/tech-help.html - Self-help for tech questions & issues

  4. https://binghamton.service-now.com/sp - Check out our IT Service Now Knowledge Base to see if your question or issue is answered here.

  5. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/blog/stay-secure.html - Easy tips for staying safe and secure

  6. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/self-help/ - This blog gives you helpful steps to deal with your weekend tech troubles.

  7. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/helpdesk/backup.html - BACKUP your work regularly so you do not lose your files. You will be happy you did!

  8. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/about/organization/information-security/ - For tips on cyberawareness, phishing avoidance, info security with your devices, and more...

  9. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/about/organization/information-security/phish-tank/ - For the latest job, Covid and phishing scams to avoid right now!

  10. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/blog/link-directory.html - Directory of Links for a Zoom Bomb & Scam-Free Semester

  11. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/about/organization/technology-support-services/hardware-software/ - Check out this link for computer recommendations, free software and more. Make sure you have all the hardware and software you need before the semester starts!

  12. https://www.binghamton.edu/its/about/organization/operations-and-infrastructure/networking/index.html - Helpful information for connecting your devices to our Wi-Fi network, eduroam


Have other tech-issues or tech-related questions that haven’t been addressed here? Contact the Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or helpdesk@binghamton.edu.