October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month - a global effort to help everyone stay protected online.
The Office of Information Security* has created a Cybersecurity quiz in which three lucky participants can win a $75 gift card! CU Faculty and Staff should have received an email titled Complete Cybersecurity Quiz and Enter Prize Drawing. This email provides additional information and the link to the quiz.
*The Office of Information Security is located in Denver and works in partnership with the campuses and System Administration to coordinate the security program.
All leave-eligible employees must complete the annual leave certification. Information and step-by-step instructions can be found on the Employee Services website.
Mark your Calendars
Date:Tuesday, October 27th
Time: 10 - 11 am
What: Webinar on Device and information security, digital footprint, and future technology and threats
Presented by: Michael Mercer, Chief Security Officer, Denver Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
More information can be found on the Cybersecurity Awareness Page
Date: Tuesday, November 3rd
Time: 2 - 3 pm
What: Bytes topic on Modo Labs: the All-in-One UCCS App.
Presented by: Web Services team
Watch your inbox for more information
E-Recycle and E-Shred Event
FREE and open to campus departments
It's that time of year again - time to destroy stuff!
For the third consecutive year, OIT will be hosting their FREE e-recycle and e-shred event!
Faculty, staff, and all departments are encouraged to drop off their e-waste to OIT for their free e-recycle and e-shred event. Over the last two years, the campus has recycled an estimated 5,061 pounds of e-waste and shredded over 50 hard drives through this event!
Historically, OIT has hosted this event in-person. This year, due to social distancing protocols, OIT will be collecting materials over the course of four days. Blue Star will be collecting the items from OIT Security and properly disposing of them once the collection days are over.
Faculty and staff can drop off their recyclables at the OIT Security Office (EPC 101) on the following four days from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 15 | Tuesday, October 20
Wednesday, October 21 | Monday, October 26
So, bring down that tablet with the cracked screen, grab that monitor that is too grainy to see anything, share this event with your coworkers, and don't forget to Protect the Pride by masking up!
A pdf version of the Office E-Recycle Bingo card can be found here. Sorry no prizes for completing the bingo card, but please give yourself a pat on the back for being sustainable!
The previous alert detailed wireless connection issues for users who upgraded to iOS 14, iPadOS 14, or watchOS 7. The new “private address” feature is not compatible with UCCS wireless networks and must be disabled.
However, there have been observed issues with upgraded devices even after disabling this feature. Apple has since released updated iOS versions which help address these continued issues. If you have not done so, we recommend upgrading to iOS 14.0.1, iPadOs 14.0.1, or watchOS 7.0.1. As a reminder, be sure the “private address” toggle is turned off for any UCCS wireless network. Students, faculty, and staff should be connecting to the UCCS-Wireless network. If your device has saved wifi profiles for UCCS-Guest or eduroam, you should also disable “private address” for these profiles.
If you are experiencing wireless connection issues after upgrading to the latest iOS release and disabling the “private address” option for any UCCS wireless network, please contact our Help Desk for assistance by calling 719-255-4357 or visiting https://oit.uccs.edu/get-help.
To check for software updates on your iPhone or iPad:
Open the Settings app, tap on General, tap on Software Update, then tap Download and Install.
To disable the private address option for a wireless profile on your iPhone or iPad:
Open the Settings app, tap on Wi-Fi, tap the “” icon next to the UCCS-Wireless network profile, then tap the toggle for Private Address so it is in the off position.
Students, Faculty and Staff now have a new option to connect to UCCS resources without having to use VPN.
With the recent release of Remote Desktop Gateway Connection for Windows, students are now able to connect to UCCS open lab computers (in conjunction with OIT Desktop Finder), and faculty and staff can connect to their office computers without having to connect to VPN first. This new service helps simplify the process for the UCCS community to work as though they are on campus.
Instructions and additional information can be found online through the OIT Knowledge Base.