Phishing: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Earlier this month, several members of the campus community fell victim to a phishing message threatening the loss of their account unless they clicked on a link requesting their NetID and password. The University will never ask for your password, or threaten the loss of services requiring you to submit your credentials.
Want to get better at identifying bogus messages? Check out our Red Flags document, which is designed to help you identify threat indicators associated with fraudulent messages. For examples of phishing messages, don't forget to visit our Catch of the Day.
Apogee Network Upgraded in Residence Halls
The University has signed a new contract with Apogee, Inc. for the residential network. This fall, students will see significant improvements in connectivity. Internet speeds will increase from 10Mb/s inbound and 1Mb/s outbound to 75Mb/s for all network traffic. The service can be shared across 5 devices instead of 3.
YouTube for Academics is Here!
ITS announces Ensemble Video, a new service that lets faculty share video with students in any of their courses. It's easy to add, edit, and publish your videos from within a Blackboard course or by logging in to your own Media Library. Learn more about Ensemble Video or sign up for a training session.
Gartner Resources Available to Campus Community
ITS has purchased an institution license to Gartner, one of the world's leading information technology research and advisory companies. A wealth of resources are now available to all current students, faculty and staff. Learn more about all that Gartner has to offer.
Introducing Office 365 Groups
ITS is now offering Office 365 Groups, a new service that brings people, conversations and content together to provide an integrated environment for any team. Groups offer email distribution, shared calendars, shared OneDrive for Business and OneNote Notebook spaces, and more. Learn more about this service.
Windows 10 and El Capitan
ITS, along with campus Technology Coordinators, is evaluating Windows 10 and OSX El Capitan to assess their compatibility with the University's privacy, security and enterprise management requirements. Until we have assurances that our requirements are met, these cannot be considered supported operating systems for University-owned equipment.