Winner Announcement

Thanks to all the members of our campus community that participated in our National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign. Attendees registered to win several awesome prizes donated by Dell, Cisco and IS, including a Chromebook and other fun technology. We are excited to announce the winners!

  • Google Chromebook (from Dell) – Joseph A Soares, Chair, Department of Sociology
  • Beats Headphones (from Cisco): Mark Cook, Facilities  
  • Bluetooth Speaker (from IS): Anna Marie Carr, HR  

Photo of Joseph SoaresPhoto of Mark CookPhoto of Anna Marie Carr

Google 2-Step Verification Deadline for Faculty & Staff

After careful consideration and substantial discussion with campus technology advisory committees, the university has required all faculty and staff enable Google 2-Step Verification to their university account by December 4, 2017.

Monday night was the deadline for faculty and staff to enable Google 2-Step Verification. Locked out of your account? Please contact the IS Service Desk for assistance.

Google 2-Step Verification – Enable by Monday, December 4!

After careful consideration and substantial discussion with campus technology advisory committees, the university is requiring all faculty and staff enable Google 2-Step Verification to their university account by December 4, 2017.

After Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:59pm, if Google 2-Step Verification is not enabled on your university account, you will be unable to log into your WFU Google account. You will need to contact the Information Systems Service Desk to enable Google 2-Step Verification and reactivate your university account.

Enabling and using 2-Step Verification is easy and greatly improves security. Visit the 2-Step Verification page to set up your account now!

11/30/17 – Network and AT&T cell service are not available in some campus locations

As of 10am, Thursday, November 30, the network and AT&T cell service are not available at the President’s house, Brookstown, WFU properties, and the real estate and toxicology lab. Information Systems staff are working with AT&T on a resolution. Currently there is no estimated time of resolution.

Check the Information Systems status line at x4357, option 1 for updates.

WIN, Banner, and Cognos Reporting Unavailable 12/2/2017

WIN, Banner (our primary administrative computing system) and Cognos reporting will be unavailable beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017, until 2:00 p.m. the same day. Information Systems staff will perform a required upgrade to Banner during this time.

If you have further questions about this message, contact Mike Ayuso at ayusomd@wfu.edu or 336-758-3883.

11/29/17 – Security Vulnerability in macOS High Sierra

If you’re running macOS High Sierra, it’s time to update your Mac as soon as possible!

You may have seen information in the news about a security vulnerability in macOS High Sierra (10.13.x). Apple released Security Update 2017-001 today that corrects this issue. If you are currently running 10.13.x on your Mac (not just WFU-issued), you should run the security update now.

If you have questions concerning this message, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

11/26/2017 – is.wfu.edu unavailable 10pm to midnight

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, between 10:00 pm and midnight, the Information Systems website at is.wfu.edu will be unavailable due to an upgrade.

If you have questions concerning this message or need assistance, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

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Cyber Security Awareness Event #5

All faculty and staff are required to enable Google 2-Step Verification to their university account by December 4, 2017.

Please join IS representatives on Wednesday, October 25 at 1pm in Benson, 3rd floor Rotunda for our final cyber security awareness event and get assistance with setting up Google 2-Step Verification.

Register to win several awesome prizes donated by Dell and Cisco, including a Chromebook and other fun technology.

Cyber Security Awareness Event #4

Please join IS representatives on Wednesday, October 18, from 11am-3pm in the Worrell Hall Courtyard to learn how to secure your mobile devices and get assistance with setting up Google 2-Step Verification.

Register to win several awesome prizes donated by Dell and Cisco, including a Chromebook and other fun technology.