Apr. 6, 2020—From protecting data to training on Zoom to ensuring systems function properly to answering phones for the university and Medical Center, more than 280 staff members behind computer screens are working diligently to keep the university running smoothly online.
Apr. 2, 2020—"Zoombombing" happens when uninvited guests join Zoom meetings and share their screens to bombard real attendees. Vanderbilt University Information Technology offers tips for Zoom hosts to help secure their meetings.
Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.
Mar. 26, 2020—Be aware—malicious individuals are using email to pose as Vanderbilt leaders in an attempt to steal personal information and attack the institution.
Mar. 25, 2020—As the number of Vanderbilt employees working remotely has increased during recent weeks, so has malicious activity by cybercriminals attempting to take advantage of vulnerabilities in technology. Vanderbilt University Public Safety and Vanderbilt University Information Technology offer best practices for avoiding scams.
Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.
Mar. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University has put a priority on providing faculty and students with all of the tools and resources they need to be successful during the move to online and alternative education.
Mar. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt has made Zoom online conferencing software available for all university faculty, students and staff. Are you missing the sights of Vanderbilt while living, learning or working off campus? Bring the university home by downloading campus images to use as virtual backgrounds for your next Zoom meeting.
Mar. 6, 2020—VUIT is actively responding to an intense phishing campaign that started on Thursday, March 5. Several VU accounts have already been compromised. Please do not open the link in the email or a link in any other email if you are unsure of its validity or security.
Jan. 15, 2020—On Monday, Jan. 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Vanderbilt University Information Technology will relocate the sources for Music on Hold. All VU and VUMC users of NEC phones put on hold during the one-hour relocation timeframe will hear silence while holding.
Jan. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University faculty and staff are required to change their ePassword, the password associated with VUnetID, on an annual basis. If you have not updated your ePassword in the last year, you must do so by midnight on Monday, Jan. 13.
Dec. 16, 2019—As part of continued efforts toward full separation of the university and Medical Center email systems, the legacy vanderbilt.edu email addresses of VUMC users will no longer be forwarded to their new @vumc.org addresses as of Sunday, Dec. 15.