If you find a USB stick on the floor or in a parking lot, don’t plug it in. A new study has found that most people who pick up a USB stick they found will plug it into a computer.
Researchers from Google and the University of Illinois and University of Michigan stated, "The security community has long held the belief that users can be socially engineered into picking up and plugging in seemingly lost USB flash drives they find. Unfortunately, whether driven by altruistic motives or human curiosity, the user unknowingly opens their organization to an internal attack when they connect the drive – a physical Trojan horse."
The drives may contain files, applications or other items that may harm your computer, the network or other district devices. Researchers believe an attacker would have no problem spreading malware in an organization by simply dropping an infected USB drive in a public place.
For more info, please check out an article on The Register.
Insurance open enrollment in Jordan School District ends in a few days. The deadline is July 31, 2018.
If you want to enroll in a plan or make any changes to existing plans, forms must be received by the Insurance Department no later than July 31.
Forms can be hand delivered to the Insurance Department in West Jordan, emailed
or faxed to 801-567-8070. They can also be mailed and postmarked no later than July 31, 2018 to:
Jordan School District
Attn: Insurance Dept.
7387 S. Campus View Dr.
West Jordan, UT 84084
If you wish to participate in flexible spending you must elect new amounts each year. Enroll online at www.pehp.org by July 31, 2018.
If you have any questions about online enrollment contact PEHP FSA department at 801-366-7503 and they will be happy to assist you.
As we are preparing schools and classrooms in advance of students coming for the new school year, it is important keep safety in mind.
Use ladders safely. Don't stand on tables or chairs. Lift heavy objects by bending your knees and keeping your back straight to prevent back injuries. For very heavy objects, ask for assistance. Stage your classrooms so they are not only stimulating for students, but are also safe and functional.
Here are some common safety violations to avoid when setting up your classroom.
Jordan School District has new PD modules, delivery options and contests. Please review the following to see what’s new.