OIS News

News from the SOM's Office of Information Systems.

OIS Security Bytes

OIS Security Bytes

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users (formerly Tip of the Month). As IT Security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu. View this security byte on phishing.

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Sensitive Information Remediation (SIR) Project Coming Soon

Sensitive Information Remediation (SIR) Project Coming Soon

The intention of this project is to identify and remediate University-owned sensitive information (personal health information, personal identification information, etc.) wherever it lives. This campus-wide mandate will require the cooperation and coordination of all School of Medicine faculty, staff, and leadership.

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OIS Security Bytes

OIS Security Bytes

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users (formerly Tip of the Month). As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This month's security byte is about public computers.

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OIS Security Tip of the Month

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu. This month's tip is based on sending sensitive data to the wrong person using Outlook.

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Voice Over IP (VoIP) Phone Transition Scheduled for Monday, December 9

VoIP phones that have been installed in School of Medicine buildings will become active on Monday, Dec. 9. Please make sure your VoIP phone remains plugged in to the wall. There is the potential for a short service outage as early as the night prior to and the entire day of the transition.

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Stay plugged in to make the VoIP transition on Dec. 9

If a new VoIP phone has been installed at your desk, make sure that it remains plugged in to the data port that is configured to support VoIP, even if it has not been activated. VoIP phones that have been installed in School of Medicine buildings will become active on Monday, Dec. 9.

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Voice Over IP (VoIP) Phone Transition Rescheduled to Dec. 9

VoIP phones that have been installed in School of Medicine buildings will become active on Monday, Dec. 9 instead of on Monday, Nov. 11 as previously advertised. Please make sure your VoIP phone remains plugged in to the wall.

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Voice Over IP (VoIP) Phone Transition Scheduled for Nov. 11

VoIP phones that have been installed in School of Medicine buildings will become active on Monday, Nov. 11. There is the potential for a short service outage as early as the night prior to and the entire day of the transition. Note: users remaining on the old phone system will no longer be able to use 5 digit dialing to reach VoIP phones. If you receive a "phone disconnected" message after attempting to use 5 digit dialing, hang up and dial 7 + the full 10 digit number (including area code).

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Firewall Project for the School of Medicine

Universities including UNC are under constant threat from cyber attackers trying to access personal information and intellectual property. The Office of Information Services (OIS) has completed an assessment of all the devices on the School of Medicine network.

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Voice Over IP phone transition update: October 3

Phone installations are in progress in Berryhill and Mary Ellen Jones will follow next week. This will complete the installation phase. The switchover is tentatively scheduled for November 11, 2013.

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UNC-1 Wireless Access to be removed from several SOM buildings October 7

The UNC-1 Wireless SSID will be removed from the following School of Medicine buildings on Monday, Oct. 7: MBRB, AHEC, AHEC/MedAir, Bondurant, Taylor, and EPA. To avoid losing wireless connectivity, users should install the UNC-Secure configuration as soon as possible.

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Voice Over IP phone transition update: September 26

Phone installations will begin in Berryhill and Mary Ellen Jones the week of September 30. These are the last two School of Medicine buildings on the list for the November 2013 switchover.

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UNC-1 Wireless Access to be removed from several SOM buildings September 30

The UNC-1 Wireless SSID will be removed from the following School of Medicine buildings on Monday, Sept. 30: Glaxo Molelcular Lab, Mary Ellen Jones, Neuroscience Research, Physician's Office Building and Genetic Medicine. To avoid losing wireless connectivity, users should install the UNC-Secure configuration as soon as possible.

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UNC-1 Wireless Access to be removed from several SOM buildings September 23

The UNC-1 Wireless SSID will be removed from the following School of Medicine buildings on Monday, Sept. 23: Berryhill, Brinkhous-Bullitt, Lineberger, Radiology Research (MRI), Medical Research Building B). To avoid losing wireless connectivity, users should install the UNC-Secure configuration as soon as possible.

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Voice Over IP phone transition update: September 19

Phone installations are underway in Glaxo and Radiology Research buildings and should be completed by Friday, September 27. The Medical School Wings, Berryhill, Mary Ellen Jones, Medical Research B, and Trailers 46, 47, 49 and 52 are next on the list.

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UNC-1 Wireless Access to be removed from several SOM buildings September 16

The UNC-1 Wireless SSID will be removed from the School of Medicine buildings listed below on Monday, Sept. 16. To avoid losing wireless connectivity, users should install the UNC-Secure configuration as soon as possible.

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UNC-1 Wireless Access to be removed from select SOM buildings September 9

The UNC-1 Wireless SSID will be removed from the following School of Medicine buildings on Monday, Sept. 9: Bioinformatics, MacNider, Burnett-Womack and Thurston Bowles. To avoid losing wireless connectivity, users should install the UNC-Secure configuration as soon as possible.

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UNC-1 Wireless Access to be removed from SOM buildings

The UNC-1 Wireless SSID will be removed from School of Medicine buildings in phases over the next 6 weeks leading up to October 18, as noted in the schedule below. To avoid losing wireless connectivity, users should install the UNC-Secure configuration as soon as possible.

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Building Change to Voice Over IP (VOIP) project

As a result of issues found during the initial building surveys, the following buildings will NOT be part of the phone migration scheduled for November 2013: MacNider, Old Clinic, and Lineberger. Each of them will require some engineering work before they can be migrated (see details below). Once the engineering work is complete, the buildings will be put back in rotation for migration. The deadline for getting all buildings on campus migrated is the end of 2014.

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Voice Over IP phone transition update: August 15

Phone installations are underway in Thurston Bowles and should be completed this week. The next School of Medicine building will be scheduled at a later date. Please also note that MacNider, Old Clinic and Lineberger Cancer Center will not be a part of the November VOIP transition, due to additional time needed to develop engineering solutions to solve infrastructure issues in those buildings.

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