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Protect Yourself with CISA's Mobile Device Cybersecurity Checklist

CISA has recently released the actionable Mobile Device Cybersecurity Checklist for Consumers. Take these simple steps now to help strengthen your defense against cyber threats.

New Skillsoft Platform Launching November 15, 2021

Skillsoft has launched a new website for Cornell users designed to make learning easier, more accessible, and more effective. The Skillsoft website has a new URL: Please be sure to update your bookmarks with this new location.

Oracle Java SE Licensing at Cornell University

Oracle has changed its Java licensing. This limits Cornell University's ability to use certain versions of Java on university-owned systems. Java users can continue using Oracle Java usage their use complies with the new license agreement.

Zoom to Enforce Stricter Upgrade Requirements Starting November 1

Zoom will soon require users to keep their copies of Zoom apps updated to within nine months of the most recent release. Any copies of Zoom older than this will prompt the user to upgrade to the current version before launching.

Microsoft to Block Three Additional File Types in Email Attachments

By the end of October, Microsoft will block three additional file types (.iso, .cab, and .jnlp) when attached to Office 365 email messages. Files of these types will be stripped from any messages delivered to the email recipient. This step is being taken by Microsoft to further reduce incidents of malware infection.

Two-Step Login Will Update Its Mobile App - October 2021

Duo, the vendor for Two-Step Login, will launch a new user interface (UI) for its iOS and Android mobile apps in mid-October. This change will make it easier for you to enroll, authenticate, and troubleshoot Two-Step Login. Watch the new Duo Mobile App Video, read more about Duo's changes, or see the Administrators' Guide.

Final Notice: Microsoft Outlook’s Clutter to be Retired Sunday, October 10, 2021

On Sunday, October 10, 2021, Clutter, Outlook's now-deprecated option for prioritizing email messages, will be removed from any Cornell email accounts where it is still active. To learn about the current best practices for sorting messages in Outlook, visit Focused Inbox.

Perceptive Content Upgrading to Version EP4 October 15-17, 2021

The Perceptive Content document management system will be undergoing a major version upgrade to the EP4 version on the weekend of October 15-17. Perceptive will be unavailable beginning at 4pm on Friday October 15, 2021. The system will be live on the new version Monday, October 18, 2021 at 9am.

Siteimprove Accessibility NextGen Update

Siteimprove, the tool used at Cornell to check for web accessibility issues, will be updated to use Accessibility NextGen on August 27, 2021. Some of the most important changes include setting a new site target, potential issues, changes to how sites are scored, and new tools to check recurring content.

Changes in Web Accessibility Standards and Siteimprove

Web accessibility continues to be a top priority at Cornell University. If you are involved with university websites in any way, or supervise individuals who are, please note these upcoming changes:

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