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Windows PCs updates to move from Friday to 3 AM Saturday mornings.

The Wolftech domain administrator group on campus announced recently that Windows updates and patches will move from the current Friday morning schedule  to Saturday mornings, beginning in October 2018. We will notify our users prior to the change and remind them to not shut down over weekends to allow the updates and patches to apply and for computers to reboot. Let us know if you have any questions. This will not apply to those previously approved as exceptions to the reboot policy.

New Endpoint Protection Standard

On May 1, 2018, the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology issued the new Endpoint Security Standard. This standard applies to every user of NC State’s network, which includes users of University-owned resources and devices, as well as, personally owned resources and devices. For those departments managed by CAAT, all controls must be in place by June 30, 2019. In the next few weeks, we will be contacting CAAT supported departments to identify those NCSU machines not yet managed by us to schedule them for inclusion into our CMS and to make sure they are secure. There is an exception process. Read more here: https://policies.ncsu.edu/rule/rul-08-00-18/

Generic Accounts and 2FA Enrollment

Secure your generic account with 2FA.  See Generic Accounts and 2-Factor Authentication: Best Practices

n December 2016, the chancellor sent a memo requiring all staff to be enrolled in 2-Factor for Google and Shibboleth on campus - See more at: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/caat/administrative/?p=15006#sthash.ypa0faGo.dpuf
n December 2016, the chancellor sent a memo requiring all staff to be enrolled in 2-Factor for Google and Shibboleth on campus - See more at: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/caat/administrative/?p=15006#sthash.ypa0faGo.dpuf

Are you new to NC State and need to enroll in 2FA? Or do you need to access FAQs about adding new devices or application passwords? See Two Factor at NC State

Welcome to Windows 10!

CAAT is moving to Windows 10 Enterprise. If you have a new computer coming or a computer being re-imaged, you will be put on Windows 10! Check out some information.

Security Alerts:

International Travel and IT Security- New!

Tech Support Phone Scams - New!

Beware of Phishing!

What is your Cybersecurity IQ?

Take a look at this fun presentation from OIT and learn more about cybersecurity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Used Links

Forms and Requests

Google Apps - "How Do I" FAQs

Web Registry Tool: (for managing Resources, Generic Accounts, and Groups)

State Consolidated IT Purchasing Information (CPI)

What we do....

  • Develop and maintain the CALS Administrative standard computing environment
  • Provide a broad range of technical support and centralized services to CALS staff and departments
  • Support and consult with departmental IT support staff
  • Create and share hardware and software guidelines to our users
  • Run CAAT Help Desk operations
  • Collaborate with OIT on network, email, calendar, and other campus resource solutions
  • Support innovative and creative solutions

CAAT Helpdesk :: (919) 515-6777 :: caat_help@ncsu.edu

 

Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities!

Upgrade your PC to Office 2016 - New!
(access restricted to NCSU login)

Install a Network Printer to your PC - New!

Find out more about downloading Office 365
Free for Faculty, Staff, and Students!

Request Adobe Creative Cloud License (free to staff)

 
OIT System Announcements
Enabling AWS CloudFront caching
MyPack SIS Issues
Scheduled Network Outage: Peele Hall
Campus Wireless Migration
Campus Wireless-Router change
Source: NCSU SysNews
Latest Viruses
Troj/PDFUri-FLT
07/16/2018
Troj/Lokibot-W
07/16/2018
Troj/Emotet-VQ
07/16/2018
Java/Adwind-EAW
07/16/2018
Java/Adwind-EAA
07/16/2018
Troj/FormBoo-CC
07/16/2018
Troj/Fareit-FHU
07/16/2018
Troj/Phish-CVV
07/16/2018
Troj/Fareit-FER
07/16/2018
Troj/Inject-DKA
07/16/2018
Source: Sophos