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    Update your personal devices to the secure VUIT Wi-Fi network

    If you connect any of your personal devices to Vanderbilt’s Wi-Fi network while you are on campus, it is now time to re-onboard that device to the new network. Personal devices are noted as any device that is not managed by VUIT, such as your cell phone or tablet. Read More

    Apr 5, 2024

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    Shane Callahan named chief information officer

    Shane Callahan, an experienced leader in technology and information security, has been named chief information officer, effective April 1, 2024. Callahan had previously served as Vanderbilt University’s first chief information security officer. Read More

    Apr 1, 2024

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    Vanderbilt VPN user experience update

    Some Vanderbilt remote-working employees and students need to access campus files, systems, applications or other Vanderbilt resources. This requires use of our virtual private network, which ensures that our on-campus data stays secure. But because not everyone has to use our VPN every day, users are not prompted to sign in. Read More

    Feb 26, 2024

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    Copilot, a Microsoft AI tool powered by ChatGPT, available for Vanderbilt faculty and staff

    The tool can enhance searches, help with document creation and summarize websites, and it can be accessed through a web browser at Read More

    Feb 20, 2024

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    Duo multi-factor authentication gets a new look and features

    Many students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt University are by now well acquainted with Duo multi-factor authentication, a login solution that protects sensitive data and accounts across campus. Now, Duo is improving the login experience with a new look and added features.   Read More

    Nov 30, 2023

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    Office of Cybersecurity hosts Virtual Town Hall Oct. 24

    VUIT's Office of Cybersecurity is hosting a virtual town hall on Oct. 24 as a part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Chief Information Officer Jess Evans, along with Chief Information Security Officer Shane Callahan, will share the progress our university’s security program has made over the past year—and what’s coming next. Read More

    Oct 13, 2023

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    Stay Secure: Cybersecurity Awareness Month and you

    This month, let our tricks be your treat as we offer ways to help you stay proactive about digital privacy and security at Vanderbilt. Thanks for joining us for our upcoming series of activities, all culminating in a Town Hall on Oct. 24. Read More

    Oct 2, 2023

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    Reminder: Complete annual cybersecurity training by March 3

    The Office of Cybersecurity needs your help reaching 100 percent completion of the Foundational Cybersecurity Training to protect the institution’s reputation and comply with evolving regulations. Training must be completed by Friday, March 3. Read More

    Feb 14, 2023

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    Annual cybersecurity training begins Feb. 1

    Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and Vanderbilt University community members are the first line of defense. Foundational cybersecurity training is an annual requirement for staff, and refresher assignments will begin on Feb. 1. Read More

    Jan 30, 2023

  • Skype to Microsoft Teams voice services migration

    Skype services will end Dec. 15

    Vanderbilt’s current primary voice services platform, Skype for Business, is being retired by Microsoft. The university recently transitioned to Microsoft Teams, a more advanced voice services offering. As a last step in this transition, VUIT will remove Skype for Business services as of Dec. 15, 2022. Read More

    Nov 1, 2022

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    October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and a great time to make sure that your digital life is protected. To raise awareness, Vanderbilt Information Security is hosting an online event—Cyber Gamemaster. Read More

    Oct 17, 2022

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    Continuing our cybersecurity transformation

    Vanderbilt University has made significant strides in advancing cybersecurity across the institution over the past year. Brett Sweet, vice chancellor for finance, information technology and chief financial officer, and Shane Callahan, Vanderbilt’s inaugural chief information security officer, give an update on the university’s progress in a new video message to mark National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. Read More

    Oct 12, 2022

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    Evans named chief information officer for Vanderbilt University

    Jess Evans, a veteran technology executive with extensive experience in institutional and operational strategy, has been named chief information officer for Vanderbilt University, Brett Sweet, vice chancellor for finance, information technology and chief financial officer, announced today. Evans will begin in the role on Nov. 7. Read More

    Sep 21, 2022

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    VU community reminded that when in doubt, report suspected phishing

    The start of the academic year and return of students to campus likely means an increase in phishing attacks. VUIT aims to increase the Vanderbilt community’s ability to identify, report and avoid phishing scams while increasing technical controls and response in the background.  Read More

    Aug 25, 2022

  • Skype to Microsoft Teams voice services migration

    VU will migrate to Microsoft Teams voice services beginning in July

    Vanderbilt’s current primary voice services platform, Skype for Business, is being retired by Microsoft, which allows the university to move to a more advanced voice service offering. The switch to Microsoft Teams voice services will begin in July and conclude in November 2022. Read More

    Jul 6, 2022

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    Celebration honors staff and faculty who supported VERA implementation

    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver, Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan and Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs Douglas Christiansen joined others to celebrate the successful implementation of the Vanderbilt Electronic Research Administration system May 24 at the Student Life Center. Read More

    May 27, 2022

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    Take VUIT Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey for chance to win $100 Amazon gift card 

    Vanderbilt IT has released a Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey. Your responses will help VUIT shape and improve its IT service offerings. The survey should take less than five minutes to complete, and you can submit answers anonymously.  Read More

    May 16, 2022

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    VUIT to conduct phishing simulation exercises

    VUIT Information Security continues to see phishing campaigns targeting the VU community. As part of ongoing efforts to improve information security practices at Vanderbilt, VUIT will operationalize regular phishing simulation exercises for all faculty and staff on a quarterly basis. Read More

    May 6, 2022

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    VUIT to host Cybersecurity Town Hall webinar March 30

    VUIT will host Vanderbilt’s first Cybersecurity Town Hall webinar on Wednesday, March 30, at 2 p.m. CT. All Vanderbilt staff and faculty who are interested in learning more about Vanderbilt’s cybersecurity transformation are encouraged to attend.   Read More

    Mar 25, 2022

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    VUIT offering productivity workshops

    VUIT is offering a series of workshops to help faculty and staff use Microsoft tools more efficiently. Read More

    Mar 11, 2022