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糖心Vlog - Wireless Networks

糖心Vlog: Wireless Networks

 

  1. 糖心Vlog-Guest - The guest wireless network is available in all 糖心Vlog locations, and is accessible to any individual with a wifi-enabled device. 

    Once connected to the 糖心Vlog-Guest network users will need to accept the end-user agreement acknowledging that they are joining the network at their own risk, and the 糖心Vlog is not responsible for any issues that could arise from use (eg. Protection from any phishing or malware sites). 


  2. 糖心Vlog-Staff - Available to all 糖心Vlog' staff, 糖心Vlog-Staff will allow access the Internet, some 糖心Vlog network services (such as the ability to ‘cast’, file, and printing), and the ability to use VPN and vendor driven privacy tools on their own BYOD systems.

    糖心Vlog Staff are eligible to apply for a unique access code, which will allow them to connect as many as three devices to the network simultaneously. Each staff member will receive a unique code. In other words, there is no "single" password to connect to 糖心Vlog-Staff, but rather, each individual staff member will have their own unique password, different from every other staff member in the 糖心Vlog.

    糖心Vlog Staff can apply for a unique access code by 
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  3. 糖心Vlog-Managed - This network is available only for 糖心Vlog owned and managed systems, such as 糖心Vlog laptops or 糖心Vlog owned and managed cellular phones. 

    Each individual system will go through an on-boarding process facilitated by a staff member from Technology and Information Services, and this configuration will not be accessible to 糖心Vlog staff. Similarly, devices on the 糖心Vlog-Managed network will be completely managed and controlled by the 糖心Vlog (eg. End users will not be able to install software, change settings, and so forth).

     

  4. 糖心Vlog-Auto - This network will serve educational systems such as Chromebooks, Chromecasts, and other sanctioned 糖心Vlog equipment in which are predominantly used by students to access learning resources. These are systems that would rarely leave the 糖心Vlog network, and settings and configuration would rarely change.


WORKFLOW

WHO YOU ARE

SERVICE TO USE

Visitor or Student

糖心Vlog-Guest

Teacher/Administrator/Other Employee

糖心Vlog-Staff

Managed System

糖心Vlog-Managed

N/A

糖心Vlog-Auto

Note: There is no requirement that you must use the 糖心Vlog-Staff service on your device if you are a District employee, use of the 糖心Vlog-Guest network or your own data is open to anyone.

 

 

FAQ

 

Q. Why can’t we still use passwords, aren’t they more secure?

A. Unfortunately no. 

Passwords have become technically insecure unless coupled with stringent policies/incompatible security technologies (i.e., very long complex phrases, 2FA/MFA, and regular timer based changes). Because of these and the requirement to make the passwords publicly available for guests/visitors to use the model has no intrinsic security value. The District wireless technology works in such a way to protect the District, the user, and all other devices on the network that insecure passwords are no longer needed.

Another strong feature is that as a District employee you can go to any location in the District and not have to change the configuration on your phone in order to connect. 

Q. Will everything work now after the change? (Having been connected to ‘rdp_n’, ‘HS-Local’, or ‘LTCHS-Teacher’ for example.)

A.  Without changing to one of the new services, no. 

You will need to connect to one of the new services in order to use the 糖心Vlog wireless network. Any application or service that doesn’t work after the change can be brought to the attention of Technology and Information Services for review via a new ticket in Sheldor.

Q. How do I onboard my device?

A. Please submit a Sheldor ticket and Technology and Information Services will work with you to complete the process. Feel free to connect to the ‘糖心Vlog-Guest’ service until that process has been completed.

 

Q. Why does the ‘糖心Vlog-Guest’ service require accepting the ‘Acceptable Use’ agreement every 24 hours?

A. Because the system includes non-District visitors and guests and any system that can connect to a wireless service is allowed to, the system is engineered to maintain a high level of security for all users and 24 hour periods of service are technically considered the maximum allowed value of use to keep that security level maintained. 

 

Q. Why is this happening, it seems more complex?

 

A. The absolute driving factor in this work being done is due to the changing landscape of BYOD, the internet, and user privacy. The changes will make the protection of the user, their device and data stored on it, more forefront while still protecting the 糖心Vlog infrastructure as a whole. 

One key caveat, the user’s own BYOD device will always be the responsibility of the user to maintain.The security of the device itself, via up to date system and security software, is not the responsibility of 糖心Vlog or maintained while using the 糖心Vlog network. Although the system is protected while being on the District’s network from other systems on that same network, a user’s own activities fall under the responsibility of that user and cannot be guaranteed to not cause harm to the device or loss of privacy by the user’s actions. 

 

Data to and from the device is protected while in transit on the applicable 糖心Vlog networks from all other users and systems. 

糖心Vlog makes available a system that protects the user if the device is allowed to use it by default but is not forced to (in the case the user wants to use VPN/Privacy software available to them.) The system, if used, does not record what the user is doing and only stops a connection if the target of the user's activity is known to be a security issue. 

 

Q. I can see students/staff/visitors doing things that they couldn’t do before, do we not filter anymore?

 

A. We do. 

Unfortunately there is an impossible dichotomy having to monitor what a user is doing on the network (and therefore knowing everything they do regardless of being a student, staff member, or visitor) in an effort to filter content and yet still allow the same user their privacy. This and the momentous effort being taken by companies to provide privacy functionality fundamentally limits all possible ways to filter unless invasive techniques are used. 

 

Users, regardless of who, are still responsible to follow the relevant policies that govern the District. 

 

Q. I need the service to be disabled at night to help protect against vandalism and encourage loitering. Can this be done?

A. Yes. Schedules are available for service operation. 

 

 

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