Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Computer Security: Ransomware Alerts

Do you know what "Ransomware" is?
  • Do you know what to do when Ransomware infects your computer?
  • The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) wants to hear from ransomware victims gain a more comprehensive view of the current threat and its impact on U.S. victims.
Ransomware is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim's computer, executes a cryptovirology attack that adversely affects it, and demands a ransom payment to restore it. Keeping offline backups of data stored in locations inaccessible to the infected computer, such as external storage drives, prevents them from being accessed which can accelerate data restoration.

The FBI issued a ransomware Public Service Announcement on September 15, 2016. The IC3 wants to hear from internet users when they encounter or are infected by ransomware.


What to Report to Law Enforcement

The FBI is requesting victims reach out to their local FBI office and/or file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, at www.IC3.gov, with the following ransomware infection details (as applicable):
  1. Date of Infection
  2. Ransomware Variant (identified on the ransom page or by the encrypted file extension)
  3. Victim Company Information (industry type, business size, etc.)
  4. How the Infection Occurred (link in e-mail, browsing the Internet, etc.)
  5. Requested Ransom Amount
  6. Actor’s Bitcoin Wallet Address (may be listed on the ransom page)
  7. Ransom Amount Paid (if any)
  8. Overall Losses Associated with a Ransomware Infection (including the ransom amount)
  9. Victim Impact Statement

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Constitution Day Lecture - Monday 9/19/2016

On Monday Sept. 19 Shippensburg University and Dr. Steven Lichtman, Associate Professor of Political Science, are celebrating Constitution Day with a Constitution-themed lecture:

The Future of the Supreme Court
Monday, September 19, 2016.  7:00 pm
Where: Grove Hall Forum
Let us know you'll be with us on our Facebook Event page 
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Educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold commemorative activities annually on Constitution Day, September 17 (or on a contiguous weekday, if on a weekend).  

Constitution Day - Monday 9/19/2016

On Monday Sept. 19 Shippensburg University and the Grace B Luhrs University Elementary School (GBLUES) are collaboratively celebrating Constitution Day with our annual reading of The Preamble by Provost Dr. Barbara Lyman and the GBLUES 5th & 4th graders. Please join us:

Monday, September 19, 2016.  10:00 a.m. 
Where: Library Plaza.  
Rain Location: GBLUES School MPR
Let us know you'll be with us on our Facebook Event page 
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After the reading of the Preamble please visit the library (lower level lobby) to enjoy the art works on Constitution Day created by the GBLUES’ students. The art works will be on display until September 30, 2016.

Educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold commemorative activities annually on Constitution Day, September 17 (or on a contiguous weekday, if on a weekend).  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Got Questions? Ask Us Anything!

Hey, Ship students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, community:

Got Questions? The Library's Ask Us Anything service can give you a quick peek into common questions asked & answered at Shippensburg University.


The library went around and asked university departments to give us their most common questions asked & answered. So, do you have a question for Admissions? Financial Aid? Bursar? Library research? Printing? Something else?

Type the main idea of your question into the Instant Answers box on the library home page and see if it's already been answered!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Library Hours - Sep 2 to Sep 6

image by Bill

Happiness is a 3-day weekend!

Library Labor Day Weekend Hours are:

  • Friday 9/2 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday 9/3 Noon - 5:00pm
  • Sunday 9/4 Noon - 5:00pm
  • Monday 9/5 CLOSED
  • Tuesday 9/6 7:30am - midnight

Remember, library resources are also available from off-campus. If you have research to do this weekend, use library resources from the Library Homepage!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fall Semester Library Hours

Welcome (back) to Fall Semester at Shippensburg University!

Lehman Library Regular Hours resume Monday, August 29:
Sundays: Noon to Midnight
Mon-Thu: 7:30 am to Midnight
Fridays: 7:30am to 6:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Luhrs, Technology Help, Research Help, and Events hours are listed on the Library Calendar

Remember: the library provides help and guidance for maximizing your research time and effort:

Research Consultations
Librarians are available to meet with you individually for one-on-one research consultation appointments. If you want help broadening or narrowing a topic, finding appropriate sources, or citing sources correctly, please set up an appointment with a librarian. This service has been heavily used by your fellow students in upper level courses in previous semesters.

Course Reserves
Your professor(s) may make supplemental reading materials available to you through the course reserves system, Ares. If you have questions about library reserves, or have issues with Ares, use the Ask Us Anything service to get research help.

We hope you have a great semester, and we look forward to working with you!

We highlighted several other services in our welcome note to new students, if we missed one of your faves, please tweet us @shiplibrary or tweet it yourself and tag #shiplibrary so we can connect!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Welcome Back, Returning Students!

Welcome back, students! We know you're relaxed from your sumer and working hard to get ready for the fall semester. Below are several services the library can offer to you and your students.

Research Consultations
Librarians are available to meet with you individually for one-on-one research consultation appointments. If you want help broadening or narrowing a topic, finding appropriate sources, or citing sources correctly, please set up an appointment with a librarian. This service has been heavily used by your fellow students in upper level courses in previous semesters.

Course Reserves
Your professor(s) may make supplemental reading materials available to you through the course reserves system, Ares. If you have questions about library reserves, or have issues with Ares, use the Ask Us Anything service to get research help.

We hope you have a great semester, and we look forward to working with you!

We highlighted several other services in our welcome note to new students, if we missed one fo your faves, please tweet us @shiplibrary or tweet it yourself and tag #shiplibrary so we can connect!