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Beware of new phishing scam

Mar. 26, 2020—Be aware—malicious individuals are using email to pose as Vanderbilt leaders in an attempt to steal personal information and attack the institution. A new such scam, in the form of an email with the subject line “Staff Pay and Benefits,” was reported on Wednesday, March 25. This phishing email has malicious intent. Please do not...

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Cyber safety while working remotely: VUIT, VUPS offer best practices for avoiding scams

Mar. 26, 2020—As the number of Vanderbilt employees working remotely has risen during the last week, so has malicious activity by cybercriminals attempting to take advantage of vulnerabilities in technology. Scams come in many forms, including emails, texts, and phone calls. Email addresses, websites, and caller IDs are easily spoofed to look like they are from legitimate...

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Zoom online conferencing platform now available for all faculty, students and staff

Mar. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt has made Zoom online conferencing software available for all university faculty, students and staff. Zoom can be used for teaching classes, video conferencing, web conferencing, meetings and more. Users can access Zoom by visiting vanderbilt.zoom.us and signing in with their VUNetID and password. For instructions on teaching a class via Zoom, faculty and graduate...

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Beware of widespread phishing email campaign

Mar. 6, 2020—VUIT is actively responding to an intense phishing campaign that started Thursday, March 5. Several VU accounts have already been compromised. VUIT has identified over 50,000 emails that were sent to VU and VUMC accounts with a subject line and body similar to the one below: Hello, There’s an ongoing survey recruitment exercise for part-time...

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January 13 deadline to update ePassword for VUnetID

Jan. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University faculty and staff are required to change their ePassword, the password associated with VUnetID, on an annual basis. The new password must be one that has never been used at VU, VUMC or on any public website. This helps protect data and privacy and aids the university’s digital security efforts. If you have...

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VUIT spotlights diversity with new advisory board and training

Oct. 24, 2019—As a next step in the evolution of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) recently created an Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Board (iDAB). The group, composed of nine VUIT employees, aims to foster an inclusive and diverse culture in VUIT “where every individual may flourish uniquely and collaborate equally.” iDAB is...

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Lutz honored by Legion Fund for mentoring of Army Special Forces officer

Oct. 24, 2019—On Oct. 14, 2019, The Legion Fund honored Vice Chancellor for Information Technology John Lutz for his mentoring of the retiring deputy commanding officer of the 5th Group Special Forces (Airborne), the Green Beret unit at Fort Campbell. Legion Fund representatives Willy Stern (founder), Judge George Paine, Cheryl Carter, and Ruth Trotter presented Vice Chancellor...

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Follow these recommendations for cybersecurity while traveling

Oct. 22, 2019—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and throughout the month Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) will be sharing tips and tricks for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on cybersecurity while traveling. Did you know you are at higher risk of becoming a cyber victim while traveling? Travelers tend to let their guard...

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Microsoft Office 365 changes to notification messages regarding quarantined emails in VUmailguard

Oct. 14, 2019—VUmailguard is an integral part of the Vanderbilt email service. Its purpose is to keep Vanderbilt’s network healthy, safe, secure and operational by protecting users from malware, such as viruses, worms, and spyware, as well as phishes and unsolicited email (spam). Powered by Microsoft Office 365’s Exchange Online Protection (EOP) engine, this cloud-based filtering service...

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Follow these recommendations from VUIT for protecting your data

Oct. 4, 2019—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and throughout the month VUIT will publish articles with tips and tricks for staying safe and secure online. This first article focuses on two ways to protect your data. Use a password manager Reusing passwords is not safe, but remembering a unique one for every account is almost impossible....

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