Information Systems will implement Cisco Umbrella/OpenDNS on August 17, 2017. This new service provides an additional layer of protection for all your devices as they connect to the wired and wireless campus network. This includes devices connected via the campus Virtual Private Network (VPN). Visit our Cisco Umbrella webpage to learn more.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Wake Forest University’s learning management system, Sakai, will be upgraded. Sakai will not be available during this time. So, it is critical that you adjust your schedule to accommodate this downtime window. For additional details, visit Features of Sakai 11.
A malicious software program named “Petya” has recently made European news through large-scale infections in more than 150 different countries. “Petya” is a type of malicious software known as ransomware; it is similar to the May 2017 global ransomware known as “WannaCry”.
It is most often downloaded as an attachment as part of a phishing email scam, and then gains access to the computer and locks the user out of their hard drive.
Specific details on how to implement security measures can be found here.
Information Systems is pleased to announce that access to Gartner Core Research is now easier than ever. Learn more on our web page.
Gartner is a leading information technology firm that provides research and analysis services to inform and support decision making in higher education and other industry sectors.
WFU faculty, staff, and students have full access to over 100,000 research documents, including Gartner Hype Cycles and Magic Quadrants.
Google recently announced new built-in security features for its Gmail customers to combat malware in attachments and to improve early detection of phishing attempts. Read more from Google:
Check out the latest models offered by Information Systems for the 2017-2018 computing year – 2 laptops, 2 convertible tablets, and a desktop are available to suit a variety of users’ needs.
Eligible users must make a selection by May 17, 2017. Faculty and staff are eligible for a new computer every 4 years.
Questions? Please reach out to Barbara Lardin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 758-5654
Beginning Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Information Systems will begin a weeklong phased automated deployment of Code42 CrashPlan to Wake Forest-owned desktop and laptop computers used by faculty and staff.
CrashPlan is an automated, continuous, online backup solution for data stored on your WFU-owned computer.
Lynda.com is available to all WFU students, faculty, and staff.
Information Systems is pleased to announce the launch of outdoor wireless computing coverage on Hearn and Manchester Plazas. The new outdoor connectivity is accessible to all students, faculty, staff and campus guests!