University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Campus Wireless Network Status

UPDATE: 9/20/21, 7AM – The wireless network has remained steady following mitigating measures implemented this weekend. If you have connectivity problems, please contact the Help Desk at 608-264-4357 and check the Outages page for the latest: outages.doit.wisc.edu. Continue Reading Campus Wireless Network Status

News

IT never sleeps. There’s always news to share. Here’s the latest from our digital campus and beyond.

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Virtual Office Hours With UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

Unscripted conversations with CIO Lois Brooks. Fridays, 9:15am. Next special guest is Sep 24: Dr. Lori Reesor, vice chancellor for Student Affairs. Continue Reading Virtual Office Hours With UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

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Endpoint Management Project Roadmap

An "endpoint" is a computing device that communicates back and forth with a network, including desktops, laptops, servers, and smartphones. Learn more about this project, critical to reducing threats to university networks. Continue Reading Endpoint Management Project Roadmap

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Update Your Apple Devices

Emergency software updates issued by Apple this week address a critical vulnerability in Apple products, such as iPhones, iPads, Macs and iWatches. Get more information, and update your Apple devices to the latest operating system. Continue Reading Update Your Apple Devices

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Repair Options For Personal Computers And Devices

With the recent Apple vulnerabilities and calls to update the operating system on Apple devices, it’s perhaps a good time for a reminder about how the Help Desk can—and cannot—provide support for personal devices and computers. Continue Reading Repair Options For Personal Computers And Devices

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Join us for the upcoming IT Projects Update Forum

Thu, Sep 23, 1pm. Get the latest on IT projects across campus and how they might impact your area. Continue Reading Join us for the upcoming IT Projects Update Forum

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Join Us On Social

Follow us to get tech tips, news, scam alerts, ways to stay safe and secure online, info about events and learning opportunities, and more. Plus, stay up to date on technology issues like the recent campus wi-fi outage. Continue Reading Join Us On Social

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Join Us For “CommunITea”

Thursdays at 3:30pm via Zoom. Previous topics have included made up languages (like Klingon), home brewing, travel tips, Jupyter, hybrid meetings, hanging out at the South Pole, and, of course, pets! Continue Reading Join Us For “CommunITea”

Now accepting proposals for I&TLC 2021

Submit your proposal by Oct 13 to present at the 8th annual Information & Technology Leadership Conference on Nov 30. Continue Reading Now accepting proposals for I&TLC 2021

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BEC Email phish: scammers impersonate leadership

Protect yourself from Business Email Compromise scams in which scammers impersonate a university leader or colleague. Continue Reading BEC Email phish: scammers impersonate leadership

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Get WiscGuardian—And Turn Your Phone Into A Personal Safety Device

This free safety app lets friends and loved ones monitor your walk home and allows you to text or call UWPD with a single button. Continue Reading Get WiscGuardian—And Turn Your Phone Into A Personal Safety Device

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Flu Shots For Employees, Students Available

Appointments are available for University Health Services flu shot clinics through Oct 27 at multiple campus locations. Employees should bring their insurance card to the clinic. Without it, the cost is $26.50. Continue Reading Flu Shots For Employees, Students Available

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What is eduroam?

During the recent intermittent campus wireless network outage, you may have heard suggestions to use eduroam as your wi-fi network. Learn more about it in this article. Continue Reading What is eduroam?

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Get paid to help build an inclusive digital campus

Participate in our research panel and get $25 per session to learn about technology and provide a student perspective. Continue Reading Get paid to help build an inclusive digital campus

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Register For Upcoming Cybersecurity Forward Presentations

Sep 22, Shift Left-Automated Security Scanning Integration. Sep 29, Cybersecurity Forward 2021 Review/Networking. Continue Reading Register For Upcoming Cybersecurity Forward Presentations

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

You're invited to 3 virtual events to help you learn about the importance of cybersecurity and get info and tools to be more safe and secure online. First up: Oct 6, Securing Your Home Work Environment. Continue Reading October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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ERP Application Support Assistant Director finalist presentations

Finalists have been selected for this open AD position. Join us to see their finalist presentations, open to UW–‍Madison faculty and staff. Continue Reading ERP Application Support Assistant Director finalist presentations

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8/31 Phishing Alert: Subject – “Important”

Watch out for an active phishing campaign on campus in which the attacker impersonates Chancellor Rebecca Blank. The email message asks recipients if they're available and includes a linked image that cannot be displayed. Continue Reading 8/31 Phishing Alert: Subject – “Important”

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