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

Announcements | Jan 08, 2018

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

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

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.

 

Winner Announcement

News | Dec 06, 2017

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 – Enable by Monday, December 4!

Alerts | Dec 01, 2017

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

Alerts | Nov 30, 2017

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.

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

Alerts | Nov 29, 2017

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).