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Email Migration is Underway

UICOMP, along with the Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC) in Chicago, is migrating email accounts to Office 365. CIS will be contacting you about migrating your account before the project deadline of Dec. 15.As part of the migration, all email going to your @uicomp.uic.edu account will be routed to your @uic.edu account. We ask [...]

2017-11-20T16:03:01+00:00 November 20th, 2017|CIS Updates|

Downtime Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18

On Saturday, Nov. 18, there will be testing of the fire suppression system and emergency power system. This will require us to power off various parts of the network while those systems are being tested. All systems will be unavailable during this maintenance period (8 a.m. to noon). We only expect this outage to last [...]

2017-11-17T16:08:40+00:00 November 17th, 2017|CIS Updates|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Social Engineering

For as long as people have had “stuff,” there have been other people trying to trick them out of that “stuff.” These days, the “stuff” some people want to trick you out of is your sensitive information. To do that they use social engineering. Social engineering can take many forms: Someone pretending to be [...]

2017-10-30T11:40:10+00:00 October 30th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Personal Devices

For many of us, our electronic devices are key parts of our lives. Think of all the personal data on your phone, such as emails, contact lists and social media accounts. Your laptop probably contains even more sensitive information – saved passwords, financial documents and more. Here are some ways to safeguard your devices: [...]

2017-10-20T16:28:06+00:00 October 20th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that locks or scrambles files on an infected device. Payment is demanded in order for you to regain access to your files. However, there is no guarantee you will be able to access your files again. (Note that UIC does not make ransom payments.) Ransomware often spreads as [...]

2017-10-13T10:02:29+00:00 October 13th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Week One of Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on phishing. We’ve all seen phishing emails. They are the top reason people lose control of their data and log-in credentials. Phishing emails often tell you there is an urgent problem with your account and then link to a page where you’re asked to enter your personal [...]

2017-10-19T14:39:36+00:00 October 6th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

UICOMP-Guest Wireless Network Changes

We are writing to inform you that changes are coming to the UICOMP-Guest wireless network. This is targeted for release on Wednesday, August 14, 2017 and will replace University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria's current unsecured open UICOMP-Guest wireless network. The new system will be designated for guests of the University and will [...]

2017-08-10T23:30:45+00:00 August 9th, 2017|CIS Updates|

UICOMP Wi-Fi upgrades

We are excited to announce that on Monday, August 14th we will launch the final pieces to the wireless LAN upgrade. Working with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign we designed our WLAN from theirs, using Aruba Networks, a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. This new wireless LAN was designed [...]

2017-08-10T23:24:09+00:00 August 9th, 2017|CIS Updates|

New website is live; occasional loading problems occurring

CIS is aware of problems with the UICOMP website loading slowly or failing to load. Our web-hosting vendor is working on this problem, and we will provide an update/ETA as soon as we receive one. The website is in mid-migration stages, so some problems may occur periodically. Thank you for your patience.

2017-08-10T23:29:25+00:00 August 1st, 2017|CIS Updates|