News and Announcements
Secure Email Gateway via Exchange
CUMC IT Exchange email accounts can now send encrypted messages to outside email addresses by putting #encrypt at the beginning of the email's Subject line. See full instructions on using the Secure Email Gateway at http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/it/howto/encrypt/secure-email.html.
Exchange will now also automatically block positive matches of unencrypted PHI sourced from the CUMC Exchange server, and send an automated response from the Information Security Office explaining that the message was blocked and not delivered. It will also contain instructions on how to properly secure the email and remind them of permissible uses of PHI.
Windows XP Support Ending
On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will be ending support of Windows XP. This means that no security or other updates will be released. Continuing to use XP - or any other operating system or program that is not supported by its vendor - has a much greater risk of becoming infected with malware, and will be much less likely to be compatible with current technologies.
Anyone still using Windows XP should make plans as soon as possible to migrate to Windows 7 or another supported operating system. CUMC IT will no longer support XP by April 2014 as well. For more information please see:
CUMC IT Operating System Compatibility and Support
O Network Drive Migration
Network drive storage connected as "O" drives are in the process of being moved to newer, faster server storage. While moves will occur behind the scenes and most users will automatically connect to the new location for their drives, anyone manually mapping to an O drive should follow instructions found on the Mapping a Network Drive Path pages for Windows or Macintosh in the About Network Drives section of the CUMC IT website.
Issues with slowness connecting to O drives have been resolved, please contact us at 5-Help if you are still noticing a delay. Anyone who has Outlook Archive folders stored on O drive that experiences Outlook running slow or stalling can login to Web Outlook to use email as an immediate workaround.
Archived News and Announcements for April 2013
Network Drive, Echo and Website Downtime Tuesday April 30th at 1am
Starting at 7am on Sunday, April 21st, CUMC IT Server Support will start maintenance to install Microsoft security patches and updates.
Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Friday April 12th at 1:30am
IDX Centricity Business 5.0 Upgrade Fri April 5th from 6pm to Sat April 6th at 8am
ProofPoint Encryption Gateway Upgrade
Archived News and Announcements for March 2013
CUMC Exchange Email Addresses Changed to Shortened Format
CROWN Downtime Saturday March 30th from 8pm to 9pm
CROWN Site Updated
SharePoint Downtime Monday March 25th from 6pm to 8pm
Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Friday March 22nd at 2am
Over 12 Million Victims of Identity Fraud in 2012
CROWN Login Failures
Please see above for an update to this announcement.
CROWN Downtime Friday March 8th at 7pm to Sunday March 10th at 9am
Encryption Walk in Period
CUMC Listserv Email Address Format Change
Endpoint Security Campaign
Windows 8 Released October 26th, Not Yet Supported
Archived News and Announcements for February 2013
Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Monday February 28th 12am
Java Critical Patch Update
Archived News and Announcements for January 2013
Java Vulnerabilities Put Computers at High Risk for Exploit
Pharos Color Printer Restrictions
Archived News and Announcements for Winter 2012
iPhone, iPad and iPod Hardware Repair Discounts
Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Saturday Dec 8th 12am
CUMC Email List Spam Issues
Information Security and Privacy Alert for Mobile Device Security
CourseWorks Lecture Recordings Issue on Windows
Archived News and Announcements for Fall 2012
Network Drive Maintenance Beginning Sat Oct 27th at 12am
Echo Recording Request Form Online
Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Wednesday October 17th from 2am to 3am
Social Engineering Phone Calls Reported at CUMC
Microsoft Announces Update for Minimum Certificate Key Length
Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Sunday September 16th from 2am to 4am
Bradford Registration Unavailable in Towers I-III and Bard Hall on Fri Sept 9th from 10-10:30am
Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Friday Sept 7th from 6pm to Midnight
Macintosh New OS Released July 25th, Not Yet Supported
SofTest for Class of 2016 Now Compatible With Mac OS 10.8
Starting at 8pm on Sunday, September 2nd, CUMC IT Server Support will start maintenance to install Microsoft Security updates and patches.
Archived News and Announcements for Summer 2012
Service Now Help Desk Ticketing Issue
Class of 2016 Computer Requirements for ExamSoft Testing Software
Information in this announcement has been updated, please see above for current details regarding ExamSoft requirements.
Columbia University Data Center Planned Outage Sat Aug 18th 6am to Midnight
Echo360 Classroom Recording downtime Tues Aug 14th and Wed Aug 15th from 8am to 5pm
SharePoint 2007 Sites Updated to 2010
Network Drive, SharePoint, ECHO and website downtime Sat Aug 4th 10:30pm to 11:30pm