PeopleSoft System Upgrade
ITS will upgrade our PeopleSoft/IAS system this weekend. Several services will be unavailable between Friday, July 29 at 5:00 PM through Monday, August 1 at 8:00 AM. For more information, see our Systems Status page.
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.
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.