ISO Marty Manjak Elected to REN-ISAC Board
Information Security Officer, Marty Manjak, was recently elected to the REN-ISAC Board. The Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) is one of many ISACs that was created by a Presidential Directive following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The REN-ISAC mission is to aid and promote cybersecurity operational protection and response within the research and higher education (R&E) communities. Marty was recently chosen to serve for one of two, full three-year terms on the board of directors. Congratulations, Marty!
Lync Rebranded as Skype for Business
Our Lync communication and collaboration service is in the process of being rebranded as Skype for Business. Don't worry; you can keep using this popular service while ITS takes care of the rest. Many Lync resources, including apps and documentation, have already been updated to reflect the new name while others will be updated shortly. You may see references to both names in the coming weeks until the upgrade is complete.
Reboot to Reduce
Reboot your computer to reduce your risk of infection. Your PC is not fully protected against malicious emails and web sites unless you restart it when prompted by the University’s update software. Please be sure to shut your computer down at least once within a week of receiving the prompt to restart it to ensure that you have the most recent security updates installed. See How the University protects your Computer and Data for more information.
CIO Haile and Director Sweeton Honored at New York IT Leadership Academy
The New York IT Leadership Academy recognized Chief Information Officer Christine E. Haile and Director of Client Support Services Carole Sweeton at their annual event at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Read more or visit the photo gallery.
Accolades for the University's Data Center
The University's data center has been well-recognized for its efficient design and reliable infrastructure. Not only does the facility boast LEED Gold status, it was also awarded Tier III Certification for design and construction. The University at Albany is the only academic institution in the United States to receive this prestigious certification in these two categories. Read more.
vIC Service Discontinued
ITS has discontinued our virtual Information Commons (vIC) service. See Software Available to Students and Software Available to Faculty and Staff for alternative ways to get licensed software.