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Author: Leslie Schichtel Buchanan

Phishers target university employees via fake salary increase emails

Jul. 14, 2016—VUIT Security Operations has detected a targeted attack against university users. Phishers continue to target university employees with information pertaining to salary increases.

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Create strong, unique passwords to protect your digital identity

Jul. 5, 2016—Over the past few weeks, LinkedIn, MySpace and Tumblr announced that millions of user accounts have been compromised. VUIT strongly recommends that you proactively change your passwords for these services.

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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

Jun. 23, 2016—Learn what a phish looks like, common techniques used by attackers after an account is compromised, and best practices to protect yourself.

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SkyVU website launched

Jun. 9, 2016—A new website has been launched for SkyVU, the cloud-based system that will replace current e-business services and provide a modern, synchronized environment to allow university faculty and staff to spend less time on paperwork and more time on efforts that contribute to the university’s mission.

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AccessVU to be unavailable April 29–May 1

Apr. 14, 2016—AccessVU, the tool that supports creating new VUNetIDs, changing ePasswords and other services, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. April 29 to 2 p.m. May 1.

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SkyVU to provide cloud-based support for university business applications

Mar. 21, 2016—The university's financial, administrative and research support systems will be supported centrally in the future using an Oracle-based solution dubbed "SkyVU."

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Practice safe Web browsing to avoid ransomware

Mar. 10, 2016—One of the latest threats in the cyber world is the use of ransomware, a type of malware that prevents a user from accessing his or her system through various forms of encryption. Vanderbilt IT shares the best ways to protect yourself by practicing safe Web browsing.

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Learn more about ERP project at March 15 launch

Mar. 9, 2016—Come to the Enterprise Resource Planning system project launch March 15 to learn about the executive steering committee's vision for the project and its impact on Vanderbilt's future.

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Vanderbilt IT showcases initiatives in first-ever highlights site

Feb. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University IT is showcasing its major projects and initiatives of fiscal year 2015 in a new highlights website.

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University enterprise resource planning project to launch this quarter

Feb. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt's enterprise resource planning project will transform administrative processes and underlying technology across financial, administrative and research support organizations by making each less complicated and more efficient, while consolidating system applications and mitigating risk.

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Name the ERP project for a chance to win $100 gift card

Feb. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt leadership challenges you to submit an innovative name for the upcoming enterprise resource planning, or ERP, initiative. The participant with the chosen name will win a $100 gift card.

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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

Feb. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt IT has compiled the following information about what a phish looks like, common techniques used by attackers after an account is compromised, and best practices to protect yourself from becoming a victim of phishing.

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