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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Please read this message from Dr. Joe DiPietro, President, University of Tennessee regarding the challenges we face to maintain data security in the higher education environment:  Click here for full text of  Dr. DiPietro’s message.

UTC network supports highest ever student, faculty, and staff demand for internet bandwidth

As many know, Apple released iOS 7 today at 1pm eastern. Due to the popularity of Apple devices, many organizations saw an enormous spike in internet traffic. UTC was no exception. At UTC users are required to register their devices before being able to access the internet on campus. This gives us the ability to see exactly what types of devices are being used by students, faculty, and staff.

Results of Android Malware Protection Testing

A list of AV products for Android and how well they protect.

Apple Announces a Trade-in Program For Third-Party Chargers

you can trade in your third-party adapter and purchase an official Apple charger at a ‘special price’ — $10 USD

Firefox 23

Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox, all users should upgrade.

New UTC Website live

Checkout UTC website at

Issues Logging on to UTC Online – Blackboard

If you are still having trouble logging in to UTC Online, please change your password.  If you do not know your password, you should follow the prompts at the following link: Get help with password problems. Otherwise, instructions for changing your password can be found in this Knowledge Base article. UTC Online Administrator Center for Online/Distance Learning   See also previous story about password changes.

My Favorite Freeware Sites (Windows)

My top 3. Gizmo’s Freeware – Ranked choices based upon function. Ninite – Install the most popular freeware via one app, pick and choose. Filehippo – Greater selection than Ninite but install one at a time.

Firefox 22 Released

Mozilla has released Firefox 22 that fixes 14 vulnerabilities. You can download it from Slug.

New Password Self-Service Site Now Available

I am just reposting parts of an email from our CIO, Tom Hoover. “This service will replace our current change and forgot password process. So the next time you have to change your password you will use IAM.” You will setup some security questions allowing you to reset your password in case you forget it.