Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Week of October 23, 2023

 Let's Continue Our Focus on
CyberSecurity and Digital Citizenship

Below are FOUR items to add to your October CyberSecurity Month TO DO LIST to ensure you are being a "Super Cat" (see drawing below)
  1. All Staff: Complete the TTSD Fall 2023 Cyber Security Training (Log into Canvas) by Oct 31, 2023.
  2. All Staff: Update your iPadOS to iOS 16.6 How To Update

  3. All StaffSecure your TTSD laptop by encrypting the hard drive. How to Encrypt Your TTSD Laptop (Mac) (Windows users, please place a tech request asking for encrypting on your laptop)

NOTE: October is the time to update your Mac and iOS devices on your timeline, so that you may choose the most convenient time for you.  It's important for district security and function that we have our devices updated by the end of November.  We will be "pushing" each of these updates out to all devices that were not updated individually in November. 

"Super Cat" sharing their Cyber tips from Bridgeport Elementary School!

Monday, October 9, 2023

Week of Oct 8, 2023 - It's Cyber Security Month !!


October is Cyber Security Month

Dear TTSD Staff,

October is Cybersecurity Month, and it's the perfect time to emphasize the importance of staying cyber aware. In today's digital age, here's why it matters:

Protect Your Data: Safeguard your personal and business information from cyber threats.

Prevent Identity Theft: Stay vigilant to avoid falling victim to identity theft.

School District Resilience: Ensure TTSD's operations and student data are always secure.

Here's how to participate:
  1. Training: Complete the TTSD Fall 2023 Cyber Security Training (Log into Canvas) by Oct 31, 2023.
  2. Updates: Keep software and devices up-to-date for security.
  3. Strong Passwords: Use strong, unique passwords and enable multi-factor authentication.
  4. Phishing Awareness: Train to recognize phishing attempts. (See Training, above)
  5. Data Protection: Encrypt data and maintain regular backups. To encrypt your TTSD laptop:
    1. Mac users: Open Self Service and launch FileVault app
    2. Windows users: Submit a tech request with your name, computer name and the IP number from your computer
  6. Incident Response: Have a plan to address cyber breaches. TTSD has a plan!  Please submit a tech request or call x4051 if you feel your computer or account has been compromised.
Let's make October a month of cyber vigilance and learning. Stay secure!


Susan Barnard
IT Director
Tigard-Tualatin Schools

Week of May 13th - Spring Cleaning (and Mac Updates)

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