September 8, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Equifax, one of the nation’s largest American credit agencies, announced on Thursday, September 7, 2017 that it is the latest to suffer a mega-data breach from a cyberattack. More than 143 million people could be affected. Consumers may check whether their personal data may be impacted at https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact.
If you are among those identified as being potentially impacted, Equifax suggests enrolling in their one-year, complimentary identity theft...
August 21, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Student accessing wireless at UNH (Photo by Susan Dumais)
Safe, reliable internet access is integral to the University community. It touches every part of daily life here at UNH, including research and recreation alike.
Over the last year, UNH IT completed a campus-wide, $2.9M wireless upgrade, completed in just under 10 months, and four months ahead of schedule. During this overhaul, IT reengineered several processes to include wireless onboarding, authentication, and authorization to...
August 1, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Box Drive is like a shared network drive without the hassle of mapping or connecting to a VPN for access.
Box Drive is here. Think of it as a shared network drive, except it doesn’t need to be mapped and you don’t connect to the UNH VPN to access it (on or off campus). In fact, once files are saved to Box Drive, they are automatically uploaded to the Box at UNH cloud, protecting them for hard drive failures and accidental damage while allowing for easy sharing, linking, and...
July 11, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Carol Pugh, UNH Health Services
Data helps tell a story, and allows us to measure intangibles of work. But sometimes numbers need help to be properly understood. Tableau is a data visualization software that lets you easily connect data to create interactive, sharable dashboards. The UNH IT Enterprise Information Management (EIM) team began offering Tableau visualization services to the UNH community in spring 2016. For more information, go to https://www.unh.edu/it/enterprise-...
June 26, 2017, by By Martin England
Pro tip: If you're looking to visit Angels Falls in Township D, Maine, you might want to bring an actual map.
Summer’s here. It’s time to hit the wide-open road for adventures near and far, whether it’s to Dayton, Maine or Dayton, Ohio. Gone are the days of wiping our chicken-greased fingers on a Texaco road map simply because most of us no longer keep one in the glove box (although they come in mighty handy if you’re exploring the township areas of Maine or other remote spots that...
May 22, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
UNH Information Security Services introduces The Phishbowl
UNH Information Security Services (ISS) is pleased to announce the launch of The Phishbowl, a new tool for UNH's Security Awareness program users can reference when receiving suspicious emails. ISS will also post legitimate University communications that are reported as phishing attacks. The Phishbowl is accessible at: https://www.unh.edu/it/the-phishbowl.
The Phishbowl provides UNH faculty, staff, and students with a self-...
April 25, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
OpenScholar rolls out in May
Pubpages is going the way of MySpace, the Yugo, and CISUNIX email. During the first week of June 2017, PubPages will be transitioned to a read-only archival service for approximately six months; users will not be able to edit these pages, but they will still be viewable. After six months, Pubpages will be decommissioned.
In May, a new service called OpenScholar will be rolled out in its place. This platform is available to UNH students, faculty, and...
April 12, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
You can protect your internet privacy with a couple of preventative measures.
In March 2017, Congress rolled back internet privacy laws scheduled to go into effect this December, making it fair game for internet service providers to sell their customer’s internet browsing history and information without consent. This means internet service providers (ISP) will be able to create and sell to the highest bidder a profile based on private information, including their customer’s shopping...
April 4, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Scott Valcourt, Director of Strategic Technology
Scott Valcourt, UNH IT Director of Strategic Technology, and Brian Brian Shepperd, UNH IT Director of Broadband Services, recently appeared as a guest on New Hampshire Public Radio's The Exchange to discuss the state of broadband internet in New Hampshire.
April 3, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
The University of New Hampshire issues secure certificates to access the UNH-Secure wireless network. UNH-Secure certificates are valid for two years and some certificates are nearing their expiration. When a certificate expires, a device will simply not connect to UNH-Secure.
Thankfully, obtaining a new certificate is easily accomplished by re-running the UNH Secure Wireless applet at http://wifi.unh.edu. There is no limit on the number of certificates for a device nor on the...