Author: Leslie Schichtel Buchanan
Feb. 4, 2015—Beginning Feb. 4, Vanderbilt IT will increase safeguards against malware, spyware and viruses, along with phishing sites and sites containing inappropriate material.
Jan. 22, 2015—Clinical workstations throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center will undergo an expansive upgrade early this year. Vanderbilt IT is entering into an operating lease with Dell Inc. to replace a significant number of clinical workstations located throughout VUMC’s hospitals and clinics.
Jan. 20, 2015—In light of a nationwide warning against phishing attacks on human resource systems, the recent Sony security breach, and a number of on-campus accounts being compromised in November, Vanderbilt IT has compiled some useful information about phishing.
Jan. 7, 2015—A new streaming media tool integrated with Blackboard will enable faculty and students to upload, publish, search, create, re-use and share video with registered class members directly from within the course management system.
Jan. 4, 2015—To ensure that Vanderbilt faculty and staff receive the best IT support possible, Vanderbilt IT wants to make the community aware of how to access the designated support teams for the university and Medical Center.
Dec. 18, 2014—Anyone who has ordered a certificate from the Vanderbilt IT Software Store or through Enterprise Public Key Infrastructure for use with an application or service will need to upgrade to ensure future communications remain secure.
Dec. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt’s OAK course management system is being migrated from Vanderbilt servers to Blackboard servers. The system will be unavailable Dec. 21-22, and access to some courses will be limited in December.
Dec. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt IT recently changed the system for billing and managing telephones and telephone-related services.
Nov. 25, 2014—Support of Clinical Workstations and a portion of the IT Help Desk transitioned to Dell in October. In the second phase of this transition, LAN Management Services (LMS) will move to Dell beginning February 2015.
Nov. 10, 2014—Last weekend, hackers launched a significant phishing attack against Vanderbilt email users.