Aug. 2, 2017—VUIT will launch a new security program Monday, Aug. 28, to provide more protection to Vanderbilt email users from external phishing attacks.
Jul. 6, 2017—Vice Chancellor for Information Technology John Lutz discusses a recent increase in email phishing attacks and what you can do to protect your information and the Vanderbilt community.
Sep. 8, 2016—On Oct. 4, Vanderbilt IT and VUMC IT will upgrade the university LDAP service to ensure a more highly available and secure enterprise directory service.
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.
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.
Feb. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt IT would like to raise the community’s awareness about security issues with the new Outlook application for iOS and Android devices launched by Microsoft in January.
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.
Nov. 10, 2014—Last weekend, hackers launched a significant phishing attack against Vanderbilt email users.
Oct. 2, 2014—Mac and Linux users should be on the lookout for any software updates sent in the coming days from Apple to address the Shellshock security bug.
Aug. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt IT removed the [External] tag from the subject lines of emails sent by Vanderbilt students through their Vanderbilt Gmail accounts effective Aug. 6, and will remove the tag from all other external emails on the evening of Aug. 11.
Jul. 10, 2014—Due to recent problems with phishing at Vanderbilt, you’ll see a change in the subject lines of some of your Vanderbilt emails starting at 8 p.m. Thursday evening.