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Author: Leslie Schichtel Buchanan

Wireless network changes coming to Medical Center buildings Sept. 5

Aug. 2, 2017—Beginning Sept. 5, the university’s wireless network, vuNet, will no longer be available in Vanderbilt University Medical Center buildings.

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New Medical Center visitor wireless network now available

Apr. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center unveiled its new guest wireless network, VUMCGuest, May 1.

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TechShare discusses off-site data center, IT service management

Feb. 10, 2017—The Transition Management Office hosted its second TechShare on Feb. 6 with a focus on changes to an off-site data center, IT service management and identity management.

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VUIT and VUMC IT to upgrade enterprise LDAP directory service

Sep. 8, 2016—On Oct. 4, Vanderbilt IT and VUMC IT will upgrade the university LDAP service to ensure a more highly available and secure enterprise directory service.

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Phishers target Medical Center employees via fake salary increase emails

Jul. 14, 2016—VUMC IT Security Operations has detected a targeted attack against VUMC users. Phishers continue to target Medical Center employees with information pertaining to salary increases. Subject lines of these emails usually include verbiage resembling “Payroll Increase,” “Salary Documents,” or “Your New Paycheck.” Below is an example of a fraudulent email: Hello, We assessed the 2016...

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AccessVU to be unavailable April 29–May 1

Apr. 14, 2016—AccessVU, the tool that supports creating new VUNetIDs, changing ePasswords and other services, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. April 29 to 2 p.m. May 1.

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Practice safe Web browsing to avoid ransomware

Mar. 10, 2016—One of the latest threats in the cyber world is the use of ransomware, a type of malware that prevents a user from accessing his or her system through various forms of encryption. Vanderbilt IT shares the best ways to protect yourself by practicing safe Web browsing.

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Learn more about ERP project at March 15 launch

Mar. 9, 2016—Come to the Enterprise Resource Planning system project launch March 15 to learn about the executive steering committee's vision for the project and its impact on Vanderbilt's future.

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University enterprise resource planning project to launch this quarter

Feb. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt's enterprise resource planning project will transform administrative processes and underlying technology across financial, administrative and research support organizations by making each less complicated and more efficient, while consolidating system applications and mitigating risk.

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Name the ERP project for a chance to win $100 gift card

Feb. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt leadership challenges you to submit an innovative name for the upcoming enterprise resource planning, or ERP, initiative. The participant with the chosen name will win a $100 gift card.

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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

Feb. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt IT has compiled the following information about what a phish looks like, common techniques used by attackers after an account is compromised, and best practices to protect yourself from becoming a victim of phishing.

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Protect yourself from phishing scams during tax season

Jan. 29, 2016—In recent years cyber criminals have used stolen Social Security numbers to file tax returns and claim fraudulent refunds. Phishers obtain SSNs through a corporate or government breach or by sending emails to lure unsuspecting users into providing sensitive personal information.

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