White box truck reading "Electronics Recycling" is being loaded by people in the parking lot by the architecture building

In an era where technology evolves rapidly, the disposal of old electronics has become a common practice. However, amidst the eagerness to recycle and reduce e-waste, we often overlook a critical aspect: safeguarding our personal data. Before handing over laptops or any electronic device for recycling, it's imperative to take proactive measures to ensure that sensitive information doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Division of Information Technology and College Credit Plus

The College Credit Plus (CCP) program allows middle school and high school students to take college courses for credit even before they graduate from high school. The state of Ohio requires that all students' schedules and educational updates are sent out to all participants, including the student's parents, by certain dates. Kristin Bechter, the Associate Director of College Credit Plus, was responsible for this communication. But it turns out this was a lot harder than it sounds.

Woman with survey equipment overlaid with screenshots from the grant tracking app

The future of tracking internal grant money within the university is here, and it presents a brand-new way of managing funds distributed to professors and organizations. In partnership with the division of Research and Economic Development, the Division of Information Technology has created a fund-tracking app to trace the path of grant spending.

As an R1 school, Kent State has the highest “status for research” recognition that doctoral universities can receive. This distinction was partly given due to Kent State’s funding for research.

Kent State’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has helped the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) soar to reach new heights with innovative technology. Reserving aircrafts has become significantly more efficient for students with the new implementation of an automated flight reservation application.

The college originally organized aircraft reservations through a Google Doc created by a former student. Once this student graduated and was no longer operating the document, the college sought out a more automated formula.

DoIT Hero pic with Computer

Is online life stressing you out? Between classes, calendars, and the endless scroll of the online world, who has time to worry about computer meltdowns or identity loss? At Kent State, you don’t have to. The Division of Information Technology is your go-to partner for seamless tech integration and support!

New Crawford Hall

Stepping onto the campus of Kent State University as an international student, I felt a thrill course through me. Discovering the news about the upcoming business building, Crawford Hall, for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, only amplified that excitement.

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The internet continues to grow and enhance personal, social and business life for millions of people. But there are security issues with so much data moving around the digital space. Javed Khan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University, shares the importance of cybersecurity in the evolving technological plane.  

Cybersecurity at Kent State Stark

Cybersecurity precautions can save you and your information from malware and other cyberattacks. Start your 2024 off right by becoming confident in your cybersecurity with the Division of Information Technology's new "Elevate Your Cyber IQ" modules to learn about viruses and malware, mobile device security, travel and more.

Information Technology

During this holiday season while your virtual shopping carts are filled with care, beware of a not-so-jolly visitor among your devices. With the surge in online shopping throughout this time of year, opportunities lurk for a sneaky Grinch to step in and snatch your information and your holiday joy. It’s called PHISHING, and it can cause you a world of trouble.

“Phishing” is an internet scam that uses fraudulent emails, text messages, or phone calls that appear to come from a legitimate source to acquire and exploit sensitive information.

Realistic-looking links and messages are often used to trick you into giving away your personal information then hit you with ransomware and malware infections, financial loss, and even reputation damage. It is essential to be INFORMED and READY TO COMBAT phishing attacks during the holiday season.