Monthly Archives: June 2009

JCCC Helpdesk Computer Hacked

24 Affected by Keylogging Software

Officials at Johnson County Community College announced that keylogging software has compromised a computer in the college’s Help Desk area.

The software compromised information for 13employees, 10 students and one consultant. All were notified of the  situation.

According to a message posted on the colleges electronic mail server, Infolist, the software was downloaded sometime last month.

In September 2003, The Campus Ledger reported multiple dowloads of keylogging software onto the Student Senate computer. In the article, students (including student senators) admitted to act.  

JCCC Relevant Policies:

319.01 Student Code of Conduct

510.00 Use of Communications Systems

Posted June 19 to the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

JCCC FINDS COMPROMISED COMPUTER

     Johnson County Community College has discovered a problem with a computer in the college’s help desk area that has compromised information for 24 people. Only information that had been entered on that particular computer was compromised. The college’s database of student and personnel records was not touched.

     The college has contacted the 13 employees, 10 students and one consultant who were affected by the breach.

     The affected computer was connected to an outside line and used for testing outside access to college resources and assisting faculty, staff and students with technical problems. Sometime within the last month, a key logging application was downloaded to the machine. The program records all keystrokes entered into the computer. The college is continuing to investigate how this may have occurred.

     The affected computer has been removed from the outside line, and additional security measures have been put in place to safeguard against a reoccurrence of this type of issue. The college has also examined other campus computers and servers and did not find any others that were compromised.

     “We very much regret that this incident occurred and regard it with the utmost importance and sensitivity,” said Denise Moore, vice president and chief information officer at JCCC. “We take very seriously the protection of information regarding our students and employees and have taken steps to ensure this situation does not occur again.”

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Summer Session Smashes Statistics

If JCCC has record-breaking enrollment figures, why is this the easiest summer ever to find a parking spot?

Posted today on the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

JCCC’S SUMMER ENROLLMENT SOARS
A total of 10,029 students are enrolled in summer classes at Johnson County Community College, up 9.7 percent from the 9,141 enrolled last summer. This is the highest summer enrollment the college has ever recorded.

The number of credit hours in which students are enrolled is 43,911, a 10.6 percent increase from last summer’s total of 39,710, also a record. Summer classes at JCCC began June 1.

“Students know the quality of our classes,” said Terry A. Calaway, JCCC president. “Picking up a few extra hours in the summer allows them to keep up their grades and perhaps graduate just a little bit earlier.”

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Walking Man (not) on the Edge

From the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

WALKING MAN WAITS
Jonathan Borofsky’s Walking Man was scheduled to be returned to his perch on the roof of the Commons Building this afternoon, but the morning rain delayed the installation.

The new installation date is Thursday, June 18, weather permitting.

Part of JCCC’s Oppenheimer-Stein sculpture collection, Borofsky’s Walking Man (On The Edge), 1995, is fiberglass and steel, dimensions: 72 x 60 x 24-inches.

Walking Man has been absent from his prominent position overlooking the campus since Oct, 7, 2008, when he was taken for refurbishing.

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Trustees Cancel Meeting

Board Cancels First of Two Meetings

The canceled meeting, scheduled for 5 pm today, was to conduct interviews for legal services and to evaluate JCCC President Terry Calaway as part of the board’s annual review.

Posted today on the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING CANCELED

The special JCCC Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Monday, June 15, has been canceled.
The board will meet for their regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, in GEB 137.

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JCCC Servers Update Rejects IP Addresses

For the past two days some students, faculty and community members have not been able to access the Johnson County Community College website and campus e-mail.

The source for the chaos stems from an update to the campus network that has had an unforeseen complication — it blocks certain Internet Providers addresses from accessing the college website.

The website includes library databases, learning management systems for distance and campus learners, and online enrollment.

Unfortunately this problem is making it difficult for summer students to complete projects, take online tests and even check their e-mail. JCCC says it is working to fix the problem but cannot speculate on when the problem will be resolved.

Message posted today on the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

Network application installation follow-up
The network application scheduled Tuesday afternoon was successful and will provide Information Services a much improved ability to manage the network. Unfortunately, some Internet Service Providers providing coverage outside the metropolitan area such as Embarq, Wildblue and Cox are experiencing difficulty accessing JCCC web sites and delayed delivery of email. We are working with affected ISPs and appreciate receiving your feedback as it provides us with the information needed to resolve the issue. Additional updates will be posted as we learn more from those ISPs and individuals affected. If you need to report a problem, please contact the helpdesk. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible. If you have questions about this information, please contact Sandra Warner at 913-991-8229.

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JCCC Icon to Return

Another Lap for ‘Walking Man’

Walking Man (On the Edge) - Borofsky

Walking Man (on the Edge) - Borofsky

Johnathan Borofsky’s Walking Man (On The Edge) will return to the rooftop of the Commons Building at Johnson County Community College.

The college has scheduled for the sculpture to be reinstalled at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 15.

Walking Man has been absent from his prominent position overlooking the campus since Oct, 7, 2008, when he was taken for refurbishing.

“What does it mean to be on the edge, pushing our limits of knowledge, exploration, finding something new? Striving implies looking for answers. I think that’s something we’re all doing in our lives, trying to learn more. With learning comes the challenge of the unknown and the tension of that.” – Borofsky in an interview with The Kansas City Star, Oct. 20, 1995.

Walking Man (on the Edge), 1995
Fiberglass and steel, 72 x 60 x 24-inches
Jonathan Borofsky
Installed atop the Commons Building at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kan.

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Hay Salary Study Info

Posted May 27 to the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

Billington Library

Billington Library

JCCC HAY SALARY STUDY AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
The JCCC Hay Salary Study is now available at the Reserve Desk of the Billington Library for in-library use only. The study, in paper format, includes both faculty and staff.

Library hours this week are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Summer hours, which begin June 1, are 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday.

Posted May 29 to the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

TWO EMPLOYEE INFORMATION SESSIONS SCHEDULED FOR HAY STUDY IMPLEMENTATION
Two employee information sessions have been scheduled next week for the Hay Study implementation

Sessions are:

  • 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, Craig Auditorium, 233 GEB (already taken place)
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, Craig Auditorium, 233 GEB

These general information sessions will provide an overview of the Employee Hay Salary/Classification Study Results and the implementation process. All employees are welcome to attend.

The college has set up a webpage for the study including a video.
A Power Point presentation for the special information sessions will be added soon.

2008 HAY SALARAY STUDY FAQ:

Will HR provide current job descriptions?
If a job description is on file you may request it from HR. Please be aware that some position titles have changed and there are some that are not up-to-date. Please send requests to one of the following: Brian Evans, Becky Centlivre-Meinke, Debbie Eisenhower or Judy Korb. Continue reading

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