We recently signed an agreement with a company called KnowBe4 . They are an internet safety company that provides training resources, safety testing, and more. So far this year, we've done two phishing campaigns for all adult users of crpairie email. Phishing is a intrusive way that hackers try to access information into a system, so an email that may ask to verify a username and password, or one that provides a link to click that can compromise an email account. A big thank you to so many of you that have alerted the Technology Team of these emails. A bit of data for you, Less than 8% of users actually fell for the last phishing campaign. The fact that over 92% of users passed the test is tremendous! Our goal as we move forward is to continue to decrease the amount of testing failures through awareness and training. One of the tools that KnowBe4 provides is a phish alert button built into Gmail for Google Chrome. Later today, we will push that out to all adult users. As par
A few key items about our new MacBooks. 1. They use a usb-c charging cable and brick. We will provide you with one for use. If you want to purchase one for home use, we recommend a less expensive brand, Anker. You can find these items on Amazon: Cord and Charging Block 2. You will be provided with this adapter/docking station . This includes connections to VGA and HDMI to connect to a classroom projector, usb if you use a mouse or flash drive, ethernet. Please view this video with an overview of the adapter. 3. You will be provided ONE charging cable/brick and ONE adapter. If you lose or damage one you will need to replace this yourself. In unique situations where the product is broken during school use will we provide a replacement. We will provide some common space adapters to connect to projectors in common type spaces such as conference rooms, etc.
I'm not sure if you've heard or not, but there will be some changes coming to phone dialing in our area. Here's an ARTICLE from the Cedar Rapids Gazette talking about the upcoming changes. Here's another ARTICLE from SouthSlope, who's our phone provider about upcoming changes, etc. So, what does this mean for us here at CCSD and our phone system? Beginning 4/24/21 you can use the 10 digit for local numbers on all phones in the district. If the number is long distance, you will still need to start with the 1+area code for those calls and they will only work on phones set up for long distance. Any local numbers stored on district phones or fax machines will need to be updated to the 10 digit calling number. As it mentions in the SouthSlope article, there is a grace period from 4/24 until 10/24/21 for users to make this change. I would recommend making these changes now as to not forget about them in the future.