Dec. 18, 2018—The mission of VerifyU is to improve the technology that secures our data, increase awareness of cybersecurity risks, and implement industry-standard best practices.
Dec. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt IT will upgrade the telephone system at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. During this timeframe, all regular phones (including Lync/Skype for Business phones) at VU and VUMC will be unavailable.
Oct. 9, 2018—A new faculty advisory committee has been convened to prioritize communication, security, programming, networking and storage resource needs as they relate to research.
Oct. 8, 2018—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT has launched its annual campaign to make the Vanderbilt community aware of various security issues and how to respond to each through a series of blog posts.
Oct. 7, 2018—Be aware—malicious individuals are using email to pose as Vanderbilt leaders in an attempt to steal personal information and attack the institution.
Sep. 18, 2018—Regularly scheduled maintenance will be completed in Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud this Friday and Saturday.
Sep. 16, 2018—To protect Vanderbilt’s email systems, all incoming emails are processed through Microsoft’s Exchange Online Protection (EOP) engine. This service includes a quarantine that captures emails that Microsoft determines to be spam and holds the suspected spam for 15 days before purging.
Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University Information Technology has found that the racist, white supremacist emails received by members of the Vanderbilt community this week were sent from external systems using sophisticated masking techniques.
May. 15, 2018—As Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center continue to restructure into distinct entities, many shared technical systems must be reconfigured. Beginning June 25, Vanderbilt University will move to a new identity management tool called VU Identity.