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McGill IT Security Awareness: “Social Engineering” – this week’s featured module

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: “Social Engineering”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 29 Jun 2016

Some users unable to access McGill websites (www.mcgill.ca/..)

Status update June 29, 2016, 12:42pm: McGill websites now appear to be functioning normally, but we will continue to monitor them for any issues.

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When trying to access McGill websites, you may find that pages load slowly, don't load completely, or get a "mcgill.ca is over capacity" error message.

IT Services is investigating the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published: 29 Jun 2016

Wireless certificate update

Please note that there will be an update to McGill's wireless certificate on Thursday morning, June 16 at 5:00 am. After the update, the first time you connect to the wireless network on campus (wpa.mcgill.ca)  and in residences (wpa.rez.mcgill.ca) you will be prompted to accept the new certificate on Windows, Mac and iOS (Android devices will not be prompted)....

Published: 14 Jun 2016

Warning: CryptoLocker Virus is back again - don't open attachments

There is reportedly a warming of a potential CryptoLocker virus circulating.

If you receive any emails containing any suspicious file attachments, DO NOT open them.

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Published: 6 Jun 2016

McGill wins two awards for sustainable procurement strategy - IT Asset Management Regulation cited

The Green Electronics Council has honoured McGill as a 3-Star EPEAT Purchaser, while the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) gave McGill, along with Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, an Outstanding Case Study award for its Sustainable Procurement Strat...

Published: 2 Jun 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “You Are the Target” – this week’s featured module

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: “You Are the Target”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 1 Jun 2016

Say goodbye to EVault archives

As you know, faculty and staff mailboxes will be migrated to Office 365 very soon, where you will have 50 GB of mail storage space. Therefore, IT Services will be decommissioning the Evault archiving service for Faculty and Staff.

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Published: 31 May 2016

LinkedIn 2012 Security Breach Update

LinkedIn members recently received an email from LinkedIn regarding the developments stemming from the 2012 data breach. This is not a new security breach and affects only LinkedIn passwords that have not been changed since June 2012.  

LinkedIn has taken immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts they believed might be at risk. Refer to the email from LinkedIn for more information.

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Published: 30 May 2016

Banner/Minerva service interruption - May 28, 10pm - 11pm

Banner and Minerva will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour Saturday night, May 28, from 10pm to 11pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Published: 27 May 2016

OneDrive for Business - changes coming June 7

The following changes will be made to McGill's OneDrive for Business cloud file storage service as of June 7, 2016:

Next Generation Sync client Supervisor access to OneDrive repository New instructional video

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Published: 26 May 2016

Faculty & staff email migrations starting May 29

After a successful pilot phase, including over 1200 volunteers and retired staff, we are now ready to begin migrating the remaining McGill faculty and staff mailboxes and resource accounts from McGill’s central email server to Exchange Online. Mailboxes will be migrated in batches beginning on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6pm and continuing through July. We will be starting with service units, and progressing by faculty/department in order to avoid issues with delegate/shared accoun...

Published: 18 May 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Browsing” – this week’s featured module

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: “Browsing”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 16 May 2016

Changes to McGill’s Anti-Spam Filtering

Due to the increasing prominence of phishing and malware threats, McGill IT Services will be making some changes to the Anti-Spam Filtering Service. On Monday, May 16, 2016, we will lower the threshold of messages that are considered spam and quarantined.  This means, unless you have opted-out of the anti-spam quarantine system, more email messages may be blocked from reaching your Inbox....

Published: 12 May 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: SANS Video Library now available to all faculty and staff

The newest course in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  Register through myCourses. 

Published: 6 May 2016

Creating Attractive Websites Using the WMS

The Web Services Group held a special session for WMS site managers and editors on May 5, 2016, presenting tools to create attractive websites.

Did you attend? If so, complete the evaluation and provide your feedback.

Couldn’t make it or missed something? Watch the recording online.

 

Published: 5 May 2016

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