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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: 1Jun2016

Documentum Content Management System (Centerstage/ Webtop/ InputAccel) maintenance tonight, June 20, 9-10 pm

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Please note that the Documentum Content Management System, which underlies CenterStage, Webtop and InputAccel applications, will be unavailable tonight Monday, June 20, from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm for maintenance.

Wireless network maintenance and certificate update

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Please note that there will be an update to McGill's wireless certificate on Thursday morning, June 16 at 5:00 am.

Wired and Wireless Network Switch Maintenance, June 22

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IT Services will be performing maintenance on the network switches in the areas below on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 6:00 am to 6:15 am. Users connected via wired or wireless network will lose connectivity.

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). Simply click Connect to continue.  The screenshot shown here is an example from Windows 7; other system prompts may differ.

Published: 14Jun2016

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.

Published: 6Jun2016

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 Strategy.

Published: 2Jun2016

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: 1Jun2016

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.

Published: 31May2016

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.

Published: 30May2016

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