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Keeping 10,000 University computers safe from attack

The UIS Managed Endpoint Protection Service has reached the milestone of protecting over 10,000 machines from cyber attack. Using latest McAfee software, the service has blocked over 25,000 malware events in the past year.

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Students! Beware scam emails allegedly from ‘Student Finance England’ and others

At the start of every term - especially at the start of the academic year - scammers ramp up their efforts to target new and existing students. Every year new (and old) students get tricked into giving away their bank details. We're just starting to see this year's phishing campaigns begin in anger, with emails claiming to be from ‘Student Finance England’ (see below), and there will be others…

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Turnitin planned downtime: Saturday 22 September 2018

Turnitin will be undergoing essential maintenance from 16:00 on Saturday 22 September 2018 until 00:30 on Sunday 23 September, and will be unavailable during that time.

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Upgrade of Managed Wiki Service

The managed wiki service will be unavailable from 07:30 to 09:00 on Wednesday 19 September while we move it to replacement hardware.

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Beware 'job offer' scam phishing attack

7 September 2018: a scam email is currently being targeted at students, seeking passport/ID paperwork – see the example below. If you have any doubts please consult your local departmental or College IT staff.

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Risk of service interruption: Tuesday 4 September 17:30–21:30

Please note UIS will be undertaking essential investigative work to resolve an ongoing network fault involving the Cisco router during 17:30–21:30 on Tuesday 4 September.

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Change of software implementation on University time servers

Over the next few weeks, we'll be making changes to several of the University Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers.

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Change to outgoing email configuration on Tuesday 14 August

UIS plans to make a change to outgoing email between 08:00 and 09:00 on Tuesday 14 August. You shouldn't notice any change to your email service, but if you experience any problems please contact the Service Desk.

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Exchange Online for new students/staff – information for IT staff

In preparation for the 2018/9 academical year, from Monday 2 July 2018 all new undergraduate and postgraduate students joining the University will be issued with Exchange Online email accounts instead of Hermes email accounts.

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Leaving Cambridge? Your Microsoft account will soon be closed – move it or lose it!

If you will be leaving Cambridge at the end of this term, you need to take action now so that you won’t lose access to the data associated with your University of Cambridge Microsoft Account. This includes Office 365 apps, OneDrive and Exchange Online email.

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University Dropbox Business price increase

The cost of a University Dropbox Business account has increased to £75 per year (excluding VAT), but this is still 50% less than consumer prices.

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Changes to the University’s Adobe software licensing agreement

The University’s 3-year fixed-price licensing agreement with Adobe ended on 8 March 2018. Like many other software providers, Adobe is moving to an annual subscription model.

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UIS is working with vendors to address the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities

UIS is aware of the recently disclosed processor vulnerabilities and is working with vendors to patch UIS systems.

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Cyber17 symposium targeted the latest cyber threats

To safeguard the University from today's cyber security threats requires close collaboration across institutions and a renewed focus on our people. This was key message from Cyber 17, a cyber-security symposium organised by UIS.

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The challenge of Wi-Fi in an 800-year-old University

Providing Wi-Fi to a University environment can be surprisingly challenging when your campus is a whole city. Alexander Cox, UIS's Wireless Infrastructure Manager, discusses the challenges in his blog for Aruba Networks.

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Sharing IT merger experiences with the University of Cologne

Last month, UIS welcomed Jan Eden from the University of Cologne’s Digital Studies department, who is currently visiting several universities to learn from their experiences of re-organising their IT operations.

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Celebrating 25 years of networking innovation

The Granta Backbone Network (GBN) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It’s one of the most capable data networks in Europe. It carries data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and is preparing to support even more world-class projects, including the Square Kilometre Array.

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ACN Exchange upgrade

The Administrative Computing Network (ACN) Exchange email service is soon going to be upgraded. This will impact the way admin staff access their email remotely.

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Managed Web Service (MWS) now offers up to 50GB disk space

The Managed Web Service (MWS) is UIS’ hosted web server offering. It provides an easy-to-use control panel and a high-availability service for University users, as an alternative to using commercial web hosting.

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UIS facilitates Examinations with Adjustments

UIS provides the University’s Board of Examinations with a bespoke desktop solution for enabling students with additional needs to sit their exams using a computer instead of handwriting their answers.

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Introducing My DS-Print: secure online access to your DS-Print account

Now you can manage your DS-Print account online, via UIS’s new secure portal. ‘My DS-Print’ allows you to check your balance, apply top-ups with a credit or debit card, and search your transaction history. The secure service also uses Raven authentication, giving you peace of mind and a one-stop shop via a single login.

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