Computing Services and Instructional Technology

SECURITY ALERT: Widely distributed scam email message

CSIT has noted this afternoon a large number of fraudulent email messages being sent to NWU mailboxes.  The messages have all the characteristics of the initial contact attempts for a financial scam of a sort which we have seen previously.

ALERT: Scheduled network service interruption between Lincoln and Omaha

There will be a brief interruption of the network connection between our Lincoln campus and Omaha site tomorrow (Friday, 8/21).  The service interruption will begin at about 5:00pm and is expected to last no longer than 30 minutes.

Pulse Secure SSL VPN Appliance to be retired

Please note that CSIT will be retiring our Pulse Secure SSLVPN appliance on September 1, 2020.

CSIT scheduled maintenance announcement: Saturday, 8/1

CSIT has scheduled a maintenance operation for Saturday (8/1) on the NWU campus firewall.  The firewall controls the handling of Internet traffic between the campus network and the Internet.

Network Nebraska scheduled maintenance

We have been notified that Network Nebraska – NWU’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) – has a network maintenance operation scheduled for Sunday, 7/12, between 8:00am and 2:00pm.  It is possible that we will experience some interruption of our Internet services during this window, but any interruptions are expected to be brief.

UPN Scheduled fiber maintenance

We have been informed by Unite Private Networks (UPN) that they have scheduled a maintenance operation for the fiber circuit connecting our Lincoln and Omaha locations.  They do not expect that the maintenance will cause any interruption to service, however.  This alert is just a precaution in the event that you note any unusual behavior following their operations.

SECURITY ALERT: Shared document phishing scam.

We may be working under changed circumstances, but the phishing scams continue as usual.

SEURITY ALERT: Phishing scams related to Covid-19 preparations

Please regarding this as a preemptive security alert for phishing scams related to institutional preparations for the impact of the Covid-19 virus.

Wireless network changes planned for the Spring Break.

CSIT will be making some changes to the University’s wireless networks over the course of the coming Spring Break.  We wanted to let you know what you’ll find when you return to campus.  Here is what will change:

Scheduled Internet service interruption: Wednesday, 3/11

CSIT has been informed by United Private Networks (UPN) of a maintenance operation which will impact NWU's Internet services.