IT Services news
Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is the tool that allows you to try out various course schedules, and preview your week in a visual calendar, before you register in Minerva. As of Tuesday, December 6, 2016, VSB will be upgraded with enhanced functionality and a new look & feel. These are the new features you'll notice:
The SANS Video Library is a security awareness program for all faculty and staff. This self-paced course includes a set of short educational videos, newsletters and quizzes on IT security. Each module identifies key behaviors that increase security risks to an organization and how we can address them. To register for the SANS Video Library:
Congratulations to the winners of the Office 365 Portal Photo Contest! The 3 photos that received the highest ratings were: Redpath Museum lit up at night in the snow, submitted by Vahid Ghorbanian Arts building with colorful trees and bikes in front, submitted by Hamed Rafezi Arts building with leaves on the ground, submitted by Reza Tadayon These 7 photos receive honorable mentions:
A fraudulent email containing a possibly malicious attachment has been reported with the subject line "Web Business Banking Support or TD Commercial Support- New Notice Concerning Your Online Security". A sample of one of the emails is shown below.
The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security. Check out this week’s featured module: “Encryption”. Register through myCourses.
Beginning November 23rd 2016, an automated email will be sent out whenever a change is made to sensitive data in your McGill record, including: SIN, Minerva PIN or Security Question, address, telephone number, payroll or student-related bank account information. Read More.
Don’t miss out on the Web Service Group’s next special presentation: Power Tools in the WMS. Only 8 spots remaining for this popular event as of this posting so hurry if you’d like to reserve one of the last seats available! Come see some of the powerful tools in the Web Management System – tools that allow you to build dynamic websites easily and effectively.
Starting on November 17, the IT Services 2016 survey for students will be open for submissions. All students (Undergrad, Grad, Continuing Studies, etc.) may participate in this survey. Some of you may have already received an invitation by email. Let us know how we’re doing and how we can continue to improve your experience with the IT services and technologies you use. Go to survey >>
The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security. Check out this week’s featured module: “Privacy”. Register through myCourses.
There is a phishing email circulating purporting to be from "Customized Language Programs - McGill - SCS", with a message telling users: "Some of your incoming messages are withheld because you have exceeded the bandwidth limit". The email asks users to CLICK Here to re-login and retrieve missing messages.
There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to your November salary increase. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to download documents.
IT Services is looking to enhance our Office 365 portal login page with McGill campus-life photos. The Office 365 portal (https://portal.office.com) << shown here, is where hundreds of McGill people sign in daily to access email via Outlook on the web, OneDrive file storage, Yammer, Video @ McGill, and other free services for McGill students, faculty and staff. What better way to showcase your talent and attract recognition from the whole McGill community?
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 there will be an update to the Cisco AnyConnect application, used to connect to McGill’s Virtual Private Network. This update is a maintenance release that includes enhancements and resolves some known issues with the earlier version. Windows and Linux: For Windows and Linux users, the new version, v4.2, will be automatically installed when you attempt to connect to securevpn.mcgill.ca.
The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security. Check out this week’s featured module: “Hacked”. Register through myCourses.
There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to expiration of McGill e-ID Anti Virus. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to keep their account active.