OIS News

News from the SOM's Office of Information Systems.

Deadline for Laptop Encryption is July 1

The deadline for laptop encryption is July 1, 2012 Laptop encryption is required for all users storing sensitive data on their laptops.

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Meaningful Use: Countdown to the FY12 Org Goal! Urgent information about your attestation

UNC’s FY12 Organizational Quality Goals included a measure for 35 percent of our Eligible Professionals (EPs) to attest to Meaningful Use by June 30 of this year.

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Carolina Data Warehouse for Health Improves Recruitment for Diabetes Clinical Trials

Recruitment for clinical trials at the UNC Diabetes Care Center (DCC) is now easier and more effective, thanks to the Diabetes Care Center Data Mart, a database developed by a team involving the Carolina Data Warehouse for Health (CDW-H).

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Laptop encryption required by July 1

Campus security policies require that all mobile devices (including laptops) containing sensitive information be encrypted. The deadline for compliance is July 1.

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SOM Faculty: New functionality in Infoporte

The School of Medicine will soon implement the “Faculty” portion of Infoporte, an exciting new software system that will provide faculty with a single portal for most of their administrative needs.

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Remote Desktop Restrictions Effective Friday, March 30

Beginning Friday, March 30, 2012, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection will be required for off-campus computers and devices to connect to on-campus computers using Remote Desktop or to print to on-campus printers.

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Protect Your Mobile Devices From Theft

Four School of Medicine laptops have been stolen over the past two months. Don’t let your data fall into the wrong hands!

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Don't lose your internet access on March 5!

OIS, together with ITS, will be activating Network Access Control (NAC) in Bondurant Hall, CIDD, GCRC, Hospital/LIS, MBRB, Neonatal, NSRB, and Taylor Hall on Monday, March 5. I. If prompted, please follow the steps to download and install the NAC agent onto your computer to get access to the network.

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Don't lose your internet access on February 27!

OIS, together with ITS, will be activating Network Access Control (NAC) in the buildings listed below on Monday, February 27. If prompted, please follow the steps to download and install the NAC agent onto your computer to get access to the network. Only devices that are “wired” to connect to the network will be affected. Wireless devices will not be affected.

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Don't lose your internet access on February 20!

OIS, together with ITS, will be activating Network Access Control (NAC) in the buildings listed below on Monday, February 20. If prompted, please follow the steps to download and install the NAC agent onto your computer to get access to the network. Only devices that are “wired” to connect to the network will be affected. Wireless devices will not be affected.

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OIS launches new system status page

OIS launches new system status page

To see the status of OIS and ITS supported systems, including scheduled maintenance and current outages, visit http://help.med.unc.edu/status. An icon will now appear each week in the Vital Signs email. You may click on it to see all current system status news.

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Microsoft Windows Patching/Maintenance

OIS will apply the recently released Microsoft security patches to all of our Windows servers on Wednesday, Feb. 15, starting at 5 p.m.

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Outlook Tip: How to add your picture to email messages and calendar events.

Did you know that you can upload your photo to your SharePoint profile and it will automatically be synchronized with Active Directory, Exchange (Directory and Calendar), Lync.

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Network Access Control is coming to MacNider and Brinkhous-Bullitt buildings on Monday, February 6th!

OIS, together with ITS, will be activating Network Access Control (NAC) in these buildings. If prompted, please follow the steps to download and install the NAC agent onto your computer to get access to the network. Only devices that are “wired” to connect to the network will be affected. Wireless devices will not be affected. If you have questions or concerns please go to http://help.med.unc.edu or 962-HELP to chat to a technician. For more information on please go to http://help.med.unc.edu/nac.

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Don't lose your internet access on February 13!

OIS, together with ITS, will be activating Network Access Control (NAC) in the buildings listed below on Monday, February 13. If prompted, please follow the steps to download and install the NAC agent onto your computer to get access to the network. Only devices that are “wired” to connect to the network will be affected. Wireless devices will not be affected.

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Rogue Wireless Access Points Not Allowed on UNC Network

ITS has begun to actively seek out rogue consumer devices such as Linksys, D-Link, Belkin, Apple AirPort, etc. and will block them from the network when detected.

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Scheduled SharePoint Maintenance: Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m.

Main campus ITS will be installing updates to the SharePoint system on Friday, February 3. Starting at 7 p.m., all SharePoint sites will be unavailable for approximately 8 hours.

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Upcoming Changes to our Network to make it more secure!

Upcoming Changes to our Network to make it more secure!

The School of Medicine is working hard to make your network more secure. OIS will be working jointly with campus ITS to implement Network Access Control (NAC), which will perform a series of checks to see if devices connecting to the SOM network meet minimum security requirements. Network Access Control will reduce the risk of spreading malware by preventing machines with certain security vulnerabilities from connecting to the network.

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Update: NAC Agent to be deployed Wednesday, February 1

To allow time to test a recently released version of the NAC agent, OIS will deploy the agent on Wednesday, February 1 instead of Monday, January 30. This change will affect all School of Medicine computers joined to the campus Active Directory (AD) domain.

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Are you a Dropbox User?

Cloud computing can be very convenient to use, but remember UNC does not allow you to store sensitive data in Dropbox or other cloud based computing services.

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