Author: Leslie Schichtel Buchanan
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.
Jan. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt IT recommends that you take the following precautions to avoid becoming victims of spear phishing campaigns.
Jan. 14, 2016—Beginning this month, Vanderbilt IT will move all archived emails to Exchange Archive to allow the current system to be retired.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep. 30, 2015—The Tech Hub will open a new location on Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Central Library’s circulation desk.
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.
Sep. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt employees qualify for savings through the Dell University program in September.
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.
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.