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Author: Leslie Schichtel Buchanan

Protect yourself from phishing scams during tax season

Jan. 29, 2016—In recent years cyber criminals have used stolen Social Security numbers to file tax returns and claim fraudulent refunds. Phishers obtain SSNs through a corporate or government breach or by sending emails to lure unsuspecting users into providing sensitive personal information.

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Protect yourself from identity theft and fraud

Jan. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt IT recommends that you take the following precautions to avoid becoming victims of spear phishing campaigns.

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Vanderbilt IT to retire legacy email archive system

Jan. 14, 2016—Beginning this month, Vanderbilt IT will move all archived emails to Exchange Archive to allow the current system to be retired.

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VUIT heard you: Faculty, staff 2015 satisfaction survey a success

Dec. 16, 2015—Last winter, Vanderbilt IT released its inaugural faculty and staff satisfaction survey. With more than 400 responses, the survey instructed IT how it could improve its support over the 2015 calendar year.

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More secure LDAP authentication requires action from application owners

Oct. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt IT will install a new certificate for LDAP, which is an enterprise service that software applications can use to authenticate users, when the current certificate expires Dec. 5.

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Box to introduce new design, updates by Nov. 2

Oct. 21, 2015—Box recently announced that its Web application will have a new look and feel, as well as performance updates, by Nov. 2.

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VUIT launches cybersecurity awareness campaign

Oct. 5, 2015—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT is launching a campaign to make the Vanderbilt community aware of various security issues and how to respond to each through a series of case studies.

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Tech Hub to open in Central Library Oct. 3

Sep. 30, 2015—The Tech Hub will open a new location on Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Central Library’s circulation desk.

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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

Sep. 28, 2015—Phishing attacks continue to pose threats to health care and education institutions in particular. Learn how to recognize and protect yourself from phishing.

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Vanderbilt community qualifies for Dell savings in September

Sep. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt employees qualify for savings through the Dell University program in September.

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Lutz wins CIO Award

Sep. 2, 2015—John Lutz, vice chancellor for information technology at Vanderbilt, has been honored by the "Nashville Business Journal" as one of Middle Tennessee’s top CIOs, the journal announced Sept. 2.

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Sprint to perform maintenance Aug. 31

Aug. 27, 2015—Sprint will perform maintenance on its 3G and LTE networks in the Nashville area on Aug. 31 from 1 to 5 a.m. During this timeframe, service will be interrupted in each cell one at a time. As a result, Sprint voice and data services may be degraded or unavailable intermittently during maintenance.

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