News

December 2013

by Helium Hung

To further enhance the website hosting environment of the university, an upgrade of the central web server (www.cityu.edu.hk) had been completed on 16th Oct 2013. The central web server (www.cityu.edu.hk) was previously served by Sun Solaris and Apache. After the websites were migrated to a new ...

by Joe Lee

Microsoft has officially launched its latest Operating System, Windows 8.1, to the public in mid-October 2013. Windows 8.1 is packed with many new features and improvements over its predecessor, Windows 8, which sought to bridge the gap among touchscreen devices (such as tablets and smartphones) ...

by Joe Lee

The Student Notebook Computer Daily Loan Scheme (DLS) has been established for more than 10 years (previously known as the Mobile Computer Service) to give students the convenience and flexibility to make use of the wireless network to access the campus network and the Internet, facilitating their ...

by JUCC ISTF

Patch Management
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ A software patch is an additional piece of program codes or executable designed to fix problems with, or update a computer program or its supporting data. This includes fixing ...

by Yeung Man

The CSC Teaching Studio Booking System was originally launched in 2003; this unique booking system was designed to serve the bookings of both the CSC Teaching Studios for staff and individual PC workstations in the Teaching Studio Areas for students. The system can handle multiple week/weekday ...

September 2013

by Kevin Chan

Nowadays, smartphones and tablet computers are increasingly popular in our everyday lives. Instead of completing the tasks using traditional personal computers, we are storing much more personal and private information in these handheld devices and using them to access sensitive university data. It ...

by Desmond Chan

Concept – The Trend towards virtualization The main enabling technology for cloud computing is virtualization. Virtualization abstracts the physical infrastructure, which is the most rigid component to compile, and makes it available as a soft component that is easy to use and manage. By doing so ...

by Tony Chan

Nowadays, mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. In the academic world, most course-related materials are now being delivered in electronic form (as PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint files and so on) and thus can also be handily ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ A comprehensive DLP solution is usually a combination of Network DLP, Endpoint DLP, Embedded DLP components and employee training program. The following addressed several ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ A comprehensive DLP solution that protects data in motion, data at rest and data in user require complex and significant amount of preparation activities. Among these activities ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Data leakage can be caused by internal and external parties, either intentionally or accidentally. According to INFOWATCH's "Global Data Leakage Report 2009" 51% of data leakages ...

June 2013

by Mei-ling Lee

Have you used the e-Learning system (Blackboard Learn) at our university? It is the unified e-Learning platform and the University e-Portal since its launch in the 2005/06 academic year. Over the years, the advancement in technology and improvement of such platform allow staff to develop more ...

by Joseph Leung

The new email system for students, supported by the cloud messaging solution, Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online (hereafter referred to as Office 365 or O365), has been launched since 29 January 2013. When CityU students graduate, they can carry on using the same email addresses and accounts as ...

by Joe Chow

Located on the second floor of Academic 1 building, the Lenovo Service Centre (formally called the IBM Service Centre) was aimed to provide a localized notebook repair and maintenance service to members of the CityU community including staff, students and alumni. It has served the community well for ...

by Joe Lee

New arrangements of computing facilities are under way to enhance student learning. The following lists just a few: Teaching Studios Two small teaching studios, AC2-5501 and AC2-5502, will be merged to create a 60-seat Teaching Studio to meet timetabling needs. Renovation work will be carried out in ...

by JUCC ISTF

Patch Management
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Applying patches to software applications and hardware firmware may introduce additional risks to universities' IT environment because patches themselves are programs and may have ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Implementation of DLP solutions encompasses a variety of complex IT areas such as data classification, risk assessment, compilation of policies, standards and procedures. If not ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Data leakage refers to unauthorised transmission of data from within an organisation to an external destination or recipient. The transmission can be done both electronically and ...

March 2013

by C Y Kwok

In order to cope with the ever increasing demands for Internet bandwidth of HARNET (Hong Kong Academic & Research Network) member institutions, especially in anticipation of new demands due to increased number of students arising from the 3-3-4 curriculum reform, a series of upgrades were carried ...

by Tony Chan

Newly released in January this year, Microsoft Office 2013 is the latest version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite designed to make creating, editing, reading and sharing documents easier and quicker. It is a cloud-based product that is closely integrated with SkyDrive, a free cloud storage ...

by Eric Shai

The CityUWiki was first introduced in June 2008. It is a document management and collaboration platform based on Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The usage of CityUWiki grew from 10 sites initially to over 100 sites as of today. It supports various departments, committees and project teams for closed ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Virtual machines are the containers in which guest operating systems and their applications run. In best practise, all virtual machines are isolated from one another. Virtual ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ The virtual networking layer consists of the virtual network devices through which virtual machines and the Service Console interface with the rest of the network. VM Server such ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ All configuration tasks for the VM Server are performed through the Service Console, including configuring storage, controlling aspects of virtual machine behaviour, and setting ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ A virtualisation infrastructure represents an additional architectural layer which can suffer from security vulnerabilities and be the target of attacks. Generally, attacks can be ...