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Changes Coming to Wake Downtown Wireless

Announcements | Mar 01, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Information Systems is making changes to the configuration of our wireless network to provide a seamless user experience for the entire Wake Forest community across the Reynolda Campus, Wake Downtown, Wake Washington, and Wake Charlotte.

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, 2018, faculty, staff and students at Wake Downtown/Innovation Quarter will see WFUWireless in their list of wireless networks in addition to WakeDowntown, which will be phased out at the end of the academic year. Users should select WFUwireless and authenticate using their WFU username and password.

New antivirus/malware software

Announcements | Feb 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Beginning Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Information Systems will upgrade the antivirus software on Wake Forest University issued computers to Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) through the campus network. This upgrade replaces Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) and provides a higher level of protection from viruses and malware. This will protect Wake Forest University issued Windows and/or Apple computers.

The automated installation process will vary based on your computer model.

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TechXploration – March 21, 2018

Announcements | Jan 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Mark your calendar now! TechXploration 2018 will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in room 401 of the Benson University Center. This event brings together faculty and staff who want to share their experiences with current technology efforts underway. TechXploration allows faculty, staff and students to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement and creative endeavors at Wake Forest University.

Have you discovered a use of technology that helps with teaching, learning, or scholarship that you would like to share with your colleagues?

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The IRS will NOT request personal information by email – EVER

Alerts | Jan 31, 2018 at 9:00 am

You are the first line of defense for protecting your personal information from phishing email attacks. It is tax season and it is important to remember that the IRS, banks or other institutions will never ask for personal information via email. If you receive notification that you are a victim of identity theft, learn more at the IRS website.

If you are unsure about the content or validity of an email, don’t respond to it and forward the email to the Information Systems Security Team at infosec@wfu.edu for further analysis.

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University-Wide Initiative: Google 2-Step Verification Deadline Approaching

Announcements | Jan 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Students! The following is a reminder about the University-wide initiative to better protect Wake Forest University user accounts and reduce the risk for security breaches. The University-wide initiative requires all students to set-up Google 2-Step Verification for their university accounts by March 12, 2018. Read the email sent to campus on September 13, 2017.

Many of you have already set up Google 2-Step Verification. We thank you! A drawing for cool technology prizes will be held for all students who set up Google 2-Step Verification before the deadline!

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1/8/2018-Major computer security threats in the news

Announcements | Jan 08, 2018 at 3:12 pm

You may have seen information in the news about new computer security threats.The flaws — dubbed Meltdown and Spectre — affect processing chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM. Information Systems is aware of the potential threats. It is important that you keep all your devices updated with security releases and application updates as they become available.

1/8/2018 – Updates to Google Calendar

Announcements | Jan 04, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Beginning Monday, January 8, 2018, Google will add new features and update the look and feel of the Google Calendar for its users, including Wake Forest University.

Read more about the fresh look and new features from Google.

This update was initially announced as an option to Google Calendar users in October 2017.

1/3/2018 – Important information regarding the wireless network

Announcements | Jan 03, 2018 at 10:56 am

Information Systems is making improvements in the configuration of our wireless network.

Beginning this week, users will see a new wireless network, WFUwireless-legacy, to be used for connecting older devices which support only the 2.4Ghz spectrum, such as Raspberry Pi and iPhone 4S and older. Most devices will continue to connect, without any changes, to WFUwireless and should enjoy improved performance. This change will provide an overall better wireless experience for all users.

What do I need to do/know?

  • The new wireless network, WFUwireless-legacy, will be visible in the list of wireless networks.
  • If you no longer see WFUwireless in your list of available networks, you should connect to WFUwireless-legacy.
  • Starting the week of January 1, 2.4Ghz devices will no longer be able to connect to WFUwireless.
  • Most users will not have to make any changes to their WFUwireless configuration.