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A technician installing a portion of the new High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster
Nov 15, 2018

Iowa State Accelerates Research With New HPC Cluster

A new $1.6 million High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, called NOVA, was recently installed in Iowa State University’s Durham Data Center to strengthen and support computing-based research and education.

Cyndi Wiley, Iowa State University's new Digital Accessibility Coordinator
Nov 08, 2018

Iowa State Appoints New Digital Accessibility Coordinator

Cyndi Wiley, a tenured professor and chair of art and design at Grand View University, has been named Iowa State University’s new digital accessibility coordinator following a nationwide search. In her new role, Wiley will help to ensure that Iowa State online resources and technologies comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state laws governing access.

Graphic with text Tech Alert from Iowa State ITS
Nov 02, 2018

Box Update Notification Not a Scam, Do Not Dismiss

Some individuals on Iowa State University's campus have received an email from Box, saying they are using an outdated version of the application.

These emails are legitimate; as of Nov. 12, 2018, Box will stop supporting TLS 1.0. Older versions of Box applications, such as Box Drive, Box Tools, Box Edit, Box Sync, etc., will no longer work.

Box tracks which version of the application users employ and is sending out notifications to users still on the older versions, which will not be supported after Nov. 12.

 

Doug Jacobson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Iowa State University Information Assurance Center
Nov 01, 2018

Six questions with the ISU Information Assurance Center director

When it comes to knowledge about the cybersecurity realm and ways to keep technology safe, you would be hard pressed to find a better resource on Iowa State University’s campus than Doug Jacobson. As a professor of electrical and computer engineering and the director of the ISU Information Assurance Center, Jacobson teaches network security and information warfare, and has written a textbook on network security.

Graphic with text Tech Alert from Iowa State ITS
Oct 26, 2018

Extortion Scam Targeting ISU Email Accounts

An email-based extortion scam claiming possession of explicit personal information is circulating around Iowa State, and University account holders are encouraged to strengthen their security measures to prevent being targeted.

Graphic with text Tech Alert from Iowa State ITS
Oct 08, 2018

Several university accounts compromised, used in phishing attack

Several Iowa State University accounts were recently compromised and used to send emails to other members of the university community, asking them to visit various websites where they were prompted to enter Net-IDs and passwords.

The incident that took place throughout last week was a phishing attack, which is an attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames and passwords disguised as trustworthy electronic communication.

Krisdeena Jansen from university human resources writing on an easel during a listening session
Oct 05, 2018

Information Technology Services concludes campus-wide listening sessions

A new strategic plan to help guide Iowa State University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is in the works, with the help of recently collected feedback from stakeholder groups across campus.

Starting in April, an engagement project designed to gather information about the strengths and weaknesses of ITS was kickstarted by Chief Information Officer (CIO) Kristen Constant, as part of efforts to create a new five-year department strategic plan to replace its predecessor — which expired in 2015.

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