Security Hints + Tips

Don’t Be Fooled by Workspace Tools Many organizations use platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Google Drive, or Zoom to stay connected. Unfortunately, these trusted communication tools can lead to a false sense of security. Just like with traditional email, bad guys can use these platforms to launch a cyber attack. Below are three examples of how cybercriminals use these platforms for phishing—and what you can do to keep your organization safe Lurking Recently, a cybercriminal gained access to an organization’s Microsoft Teams channel, which is similar to a group message or a chat room. The scammer lurked in the channel…

Our Winter 2024 Newsletter

In This Issue WVNET Offices Closed Washington’s Birthday – February 19, 2024 For over 45 years, WVNET has strived to connect the people of West Virginia. For decades we’ve worked hard to stay at the forefront of bringing fast, reliable internet across the state. We take pride in managing the networks that link West Virginia’s schools, universities, agencies and non-profits. In this winter newsletter, we’re excited to update you on new strides we’re making to expand connectivity in the Mountain State. We’ve outlined major infrastructure upgrades that will increase available bandwidth and accelerate speeds – critical advances to meet our…

WVNET Trivia

Have some fun with WVNET on National Trivia Day!

Our Fall 2023 Newsletter

In This Issue WVNet Offices will be closed: Thanksgiving, November 23-24, 2023Christmas, December 25, 2023New Years, January 1, 2024 WVSTC – Taking a Breather in 2024 In 2024, we’re hitting the pause button on the West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference. But hold on, it’s not a farewell; it’s more like a “see you later.” We’re taking time to recharge, regroup, and we hope to come back in the future with a conference that’s even better suited for our customers. Your input and ideas are valuable, so don’t hesitate to share them with us. Keep in Touch We may be on…

Our Summer 2023 Newsletter

In This Issue WVSTC Wrap-Up and Thank You The West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference Committee would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees for making the event a resounding success. With your help, we brought together technology enthusiasts, professionals, and educators from all corners of West Virginia to foster knowledge, collaboration, and the exploration of cutting-edge technological innovations.  Without your invaluable support and active participation, this event would not have been possible. To our sponsors, we extend our sincerest thanks for your generous contributions. Your support helped us cover essential costs, enhance the conference experience,…

Our Spring 2023 Newsletter

In This Issue West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference Update We have been busy planning and this year’s West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference which promises to be incredibly engaging and informative. This year’s event will feature keynote speakers Dr. Leanna Prater and Derek Bruff, interactive panel discussions, and over 100 concurrent sessions that will offer practical insights and real-world examples of successful technology implementation. We are also offering add-on pre-conference sessions on WVEIS (free for K-12 educators), Office 365, Brightspace, and Degree Works. K-12 educators will also have an opportunity to earn CEU’s (continuing education unit) from Marshall and WVU for…

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