Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Around The Net

  • University of Iowa to Update Email System to Microsoft Office 365Iowa Now

    The University of Iowa is working to upgrade the university's email system for faculty and staffers thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft. The university is migrating its system to Microsoft Office 365 and the upgrade will be complete by the end of 2015. The new system brings users from 1 GB of storage to 50 GB. In addition, users will soon have 1 TB of storage through OneDrive. ...Read the whole story

  • Government Contractor Gets 10 Years in Prison For Hacking Military EmailThe Washington Times

    Christopher Glenn, a former IT professionals who was hired to work for the Pentagon, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of hacking of a military email account and stealing sensitive files. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra said that Glenn's actions led to "serious damage to national security." Glenn worked at the Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras where he gained access to this confidential information and made copies of thousands of messages. ...Read the whole story

  • Researchers Explore Domain Names as Extended Email Security ToolThe Register

    Researchers from VeriSign and the U.S. government are looking at ways to make email more secure through domain names. The idea is to create a new set of security protocols built around the domain name system. Emails would have signed and unsigned versions. Both would employ Transport Layer Security (TLS) to secure messages sent between email servers, as well as DANE security protocol to protect the TLS keys. The signed versions would get another layer of security through S/MIME on the end user's client device. ...Read the whole story

  • Cyber Monday Was One of the Biggest Email Events of Last Year: YesmailMarketingProfs

    Cyber Monday was one of the most popular events for email marketing last year. According to new research from Yesmail, 67 percent of brands sent emails in advance of or on the shopping holiday during Q3, Q4 2014. This holiday was followed only by Back to School in which 60 percent of brands sent emails and Christmas, in which 60 percent of brands sent emails. ...Read the whole story

  • UK Justice Department's Email Platform Lacks Security Protocols The Register

    The Criminal Justice Secure Email platform in the UK, a system run by Vodafone, may not be as secure as it should be. According to insiders, the CJSM, which is in place to ensure secure communications between the Government Secure Intranet and those in the criminal justice world including lawyers and police contractors, has experienced security problems. According to a report in The Register UK, the system only uses one layer of security. ...Read the whole story

  • 83% of Retailers Sent holiday Emails Last Year: YesmailDirect Marketing News

    Eighty-three percent of retailers sent holiday or winter-themed email marketing campaigns last year, according to a report from Yesmail. The research also revealed that 34 percent of retailers started sending holiday-inspired promotions earlier than in years past. In addition, the report also found that email volume grew 26 percent during Q3 2014, as compared to Q3 2013. ...Read the whole story