Essential maintenance is to be carried out on the Campus networking equipment on the morning of Saturday 9th of January. Work will commence at 08:00 and is planned to be completed by 17:00. During the first hour, 08:00-09:00am, the campus will be disconnected from the Internet, resulting in the following services being unavailable: University websites […]
Windows 7 Switch off
You are probably aware that Windows 7 is now out of support and that as a result the operating system is no longer being kept updated and secure. In order to maintain our Cyber Essentials accreditation, and ensure the University network is as secure as possible, we cannot allow unsupported devices onto our network. We have been in […]
On Tuesday 22nd October, there will be network downtime for the areas listed below and service should be viewed ‘at risk’ between 0730 and 0830. This Scheduled work is to carry out a software upgrade. Cottrell 2B19 – 2B363A134B28, 4B562Y Labs2B38 – 2B46Graphics and Print Bothy Logie Lecture Theatre ResidencesThistle ChambersUnion StreetLyon CrescentJohn Forty’s CourtSpittal […]
Password rules are changing for University staff and Postgraduate Research students.
As part of our ongoing commitment to achieving Cyber Essentials Accreditation, we now turn our attention to network passwords. In order to comply with Cyber essentials, we need to strengthen our password policy. Our current security settings require a minimum of six characters and staff must change their password once a year. It is not […]
Alert for Home/Remote Workers – change to VPN service
Do you connect to the University network from home, or while travelling? If so, you probably use the University VPN service, known to some of you as “CampusNet”. This service is being replaced with a new service, which is already available, and you can access information here on how to set up your devices to […]
#StirCyberSec 2018 – Week 2 – Expand your digital skills
Welcome to week 2 of our #stircybersec campaign. This week we’re concentrating on Digital Skills. The fast pace of technological change and the change in digital technologies in all aspects of study, work and life places new demands on everyone. It’s important for students and staff to be able to learn and work in this […]
Want to be a Wi-Fi Wizard – We are recruiting!
Information Services is seeking to recruit student staff (Wi-Fi Wizards) to assist with setting up staff and students on the University Wi-Fi service – eduroam. This year our Wizard team will also be involved in supporting the new Lecture Recording system, Panopto, which is being installed this summer. The job involves: Being part of a […]
Phishing, vishing and smishing
In the last few days there has been an attempted Vishing fraud on a Scottish University Student Association. With this type of fraud, it is very common that once an individual targets a specific business area such as Student Associations , they will make further attempts on other Associations using the same methods. Phishing, vishing […]
Students we want to hear from you! Complete our Digital Skills Tracker Survey.
Do you want to win an Amazon Voucher? Find out how you can enter below. This is the second year that we have participated in the Jisc Digital Tracker Survey. In this survey we are asking your opinions about the following; Canvas Listen Again Online assessments eduroam Referencing ebooks and ejournals File store and Box […]
Spam and phishing emails – What we are doing to help.
Phishing emails are designed by fraudsters to appear as if they have been sent by banks, credit card companies, government departments, online stores auction sites, and other trusted organisations. You can receive phishing emails via a dedicated email client (program) either such as Microsoft Outlook, or via internet-based email such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail or […]