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.
Jun. 23, 2016—Learn what a phish looks like, common techniques used by attackers after an account is compromised, and best practices to protect yourself.
Jun. 9, 2016—A new website has been launched for SkyVU, the cloud-based system that will replace current e-business services and provide a modern, synchronized environment to allow university faculty and staff to spend less time on paperwork and more time on efforts that contribute to the university’s mission.
Apr. 14, 2016—AccessVU, the tool that supports creating new VUNetIDs, changing ePasswords and other services, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. April 29 to 2 p.m. May 1.
Apr. 13, 2016—As the date nears for Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to transition to separate legal and financial entities, institutional leaders are requesting that all university and Medical Center departments place a moratorium on systems changes within the information technology environment surrounding the period of legal close.
Apr. 11, 2016—A problem with the data center temperature control system at the Hill Center caused a widespread outage of administrative systems early Monday morning. The issue has now been resolved.
Mar. 30, 2016—Power and Internet service were interrupted on parts of the Vanderbilt University campus for about two hours Wednesday afternoon after a small electrical fire at the Hill Center. Both the Hill Center and the adjoining Commons Center were evacuated, but were re-opened shortly after 6 p.m.
Mar. 21, 2016—The university's financial, administrative and research support systems will be supported centrally in the future using an Oracle-based solution dubbed "SkyVU."
Mar. 14, 2016—As the result of a joint faculty and staff project, Vanderbilt’s digital pipeline to the outside world will expand tenfold in the next few months, making it much easier for campus researchers to send and receive the increasingly large data files characteristic of cutting-edge scientific and medical research.
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.
Mar. 9, 2016—Come to the Enterprise Resource Planning system project launch March 15 to learn about the executive steering committee's vision for the project and its impact on Vanderbilt's future.
Feb. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University IT is showcasing its major projects and initiatives of fiscal year 2015 in a new highlights website.