Category: News

Best places to study on campus

Now that we’re well rested after Spring Break, it’s time to get serious about studying for final exams. This can be challenging as we’d rather enjoy the warmer weather and well, anything but studying. Fortunately, we’ve done our homework and compiled a list of the best 10 study spaces on campus. If you have to… Continue Reading Best places to study on campus

New UW VoIP phone system adding unified communications

UW-Madison is transitioning to a new telephone and voice platform. It will be using Cisco VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology with access to the telephone network for local and long-distance calling via AT&T. Being added to the rollout is Unified Communications, the ability to use instant messaging, presence (to monitor the real-time status of… Continue Reading New UW VoIP phone system adding unified communications

Study tips to raise your grades

When it comes time to study strong, caffeine doesn’t always have to be the first place you turn. You may want to get some personalized help from the Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) or check out the University Residence Halls Academic Tutoring options. If you’re a DIY kind of person, you might be able to… Continue Reading Study tips to raise your grades

The CISO’s Perspective – Special Edition – Enterprise Systems Security

Every once in a while I like to point out one of the teams in the Office of Cybersecurity and present something newsworthy. Today I want to highlight the accomplishments of the Enterprise Systems Security domain led by Christine Peterson. Over the last year the Human Resources System underwent a major overhaul as this UW… Continue Reading The CISO’s Perspective – Special Edition – Enterprise Systems Security

Dell Tech Tuesday: What’s New in Dell Servers

Join us for a Dell Server Roadmap discussion led by Dell specialist Cherie McKenney and her team. They’ll share what’s new and upcoming in the Dell Server portfolio and discuss configurations available to UW departments. The event starts at 11:15 for arrival and networking with the presentation beginning at 11:30. Tuesday, April 18 11:15am–12:45pm Computer Sciences Building,… Continue Reading Dell Tech Tuesday: What’s New in Dell Servers

5 ways to combat phishing attempts

No one is exempt from phishing attempts. Phishing is the use of email and fraudulent websites to trick people into disclosing personal financial or identity information, such as credit card or Social Security numbers, user names (e.g., NetID), passwords and addresses. Although most “phishes” come as email, phishing scams can also come in the form… Continue Reading 5 ways to combat phishing attempts

5 ways to keep your browsing data (more) private

The question of how Internet Service Providers may use your private browsing data is a contentious one. Recent news assures that it will remain so. On March 28, the House of Representatives passed S.J.Res. 34, rolling back a Federal Communication Commission rule that required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to get permission from their customers before… Continue Reading 5 ways to keep your browsing data (more) private

Tech Tuesday Workshop: Learn Apple’s programming language

Getting started with Xcode and Swift (Hands-on): an introduction to the Apple development environment App development, specifically mobile development is becoming more prevalent and having exposure to programming languages is a helpful skill in the evolving job market. Steve Hayman, National Consulting Engineer with Apple’s Education team will lead this workshop. Apple’s Swift programming language is… Continue Reading Tech Tuesday Workshop: Learn Apple’s programming language

Two steps ahead: Staying safe online

At this one-hour workshop, you’ll learn the most common ways people attempt to break into your online accounts and how to protect yourself, including:  How to set up multi-factor authentication and why you should be doing this right now Secure and easy ways to create, store and manage your passwords How to spot phishing emails… Continue Reading Two steps ahead: Staying safe online