Wednesday, May 24, 2017

KSIS Finacial Aid Maintenance - 05/24/2018

Maintenance will be performed on the Accepting/Declining Awards area of KSIS tonight starting at approximately 6:30pm. This is expected to be down until approximately 9:30pm.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Single Sign On

This has been completed.

History:
Single Sign On will be migrated to the Converged Infrastructure at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. No authentication interruptions are expected during the move. If you having trouble signing in during the switch, contact the IT Help Desk.

Transaction Hub (Webmethods) Upgrade - 05/08 thru 05/31

The upgrade has been complete successfully.

History:
Transaction Hub (Webmethods) will be upgraded to release 9.9 in three phases starting 05/8/17 through 05/31/17. The transition will not be noticeable for batch and real-time Integration except for applications that are calling Transaction Hub Integration services. Applications calling Transaction Hub Integration services will need to make a change to the new production URL beginning 05/10/2017.
  • Phase 1 - Batch Process Migration - 05/08/2017 - 9:00 AM CST (Completed)
  • Phase 2 - Transaction Hub Webservice URL Migration - 05/10/17 - 05/31/17
  • Phase 3 - Real Time & Self-Service Form Migration - 05/17/17 - 10:30 AM CST (Completed)

FIS Temporarily Unavailable

FIS is available.

History:
FIS is currently unavailable. Estimated downtime is unknown at this point. ITS is working to resolve the issue.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Network Maintenance - 5/17

The maintenance has been completed.

History:
NTS will be performing maintenance in Seaton Hall on Wednesday May 17, 2017 from 7:00 am to 7:45 am. This maintenance will affect both wired and wireless network services in the southwest corner of the basement and 1st floor of Seaton Hall.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ransomware Threats

Precautionary measures to mitigate ransomware threats include:
  • Ensure operating system is up-to-date.
  • Restart computer after updates have been installed.
  • Ensure anti-virus software is up-to-date.
  • Implement a data back-up and recovery plan to maintain copies of sensitive or proprietary data in a separate and secure location. Backup copies of sensitive data should not be readily accessible from local networks.
  • Scrutinize links contained in emails, and do not open attachments included in unsolicited emails.
  • Only download software—especially free software—from sites you know and trust.
  • Enable automated patches for your operating system and Web browser.
Source: U.S.- CERT
General information on ransomware:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/portal/mmpc/shared/ransomware.aspx
MS17-010 Security Update:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx
History:
We are continuing to monitor our systems for the WannaCry ransomware. To mitigate the threat for those individuals running Microsoft Windows operating systems apply the Microsoft patch for the MS17-010 SMB vulnerability dated March 14, 2017. Also ensure your antivirus is up-to-date. Information Security and Compliance is conducting periodic scans and sharing information with system administrators. More information is available on K-State Today.

History:

A widespread ransomware campaign, referred to as WannaCry, WCry, or Wanna Decryptor, is affecting the global community. While K-State has controls in place at the network border there are areas that make us vulnerable. To mitigate ransomware threats: Apply the Microsoft patch for the MS17-010 SMB vulnerability dated March 14, 2017. Ensure operating system patches have been applied to computers. Information Security and Compliance is conducting periodic scans and sharing information with system administrators. More information is available on the K-State Today page.



Logging in/out of Webmail, Skype & Outlook

The login issues have been resolved.

History:
K-State Help Desk has been getting report of some users having issues logging in to their outlook email client and/or Skype for Business. ITS is aware of this issue and are working to resolve this issue. Further updates will be posted on the K-State ITS Staus page.