Announcements

Scheduled maintenance for South Science network 4-17-19

OIT staff need to perform a scheduled reboot of one of our network distribution switches. This work will be done between 7:00am and 7:30am on Wednesday, April 17th. The reboot should take less than 10 minutes. The following buildings will lose networked services during this 10 minute reboot: South Science… Continue reading »

Williams Wiki Content Frozen and Available On-campus Only

OIT has been working with departments to migrate content off the wiki onto more modern and better systems (wordpress, google, etc).  We encourage people to no longer create content on the wiki or update existing content, but work to migrate to other content delivery options.   The wiki will be retired… Continue reading »

Email gift card scam

A persistent email threat is hitting us and other schools, the “gift card” scam. The hook is the email appears to come from a Williams department head, chair, or even the president, but it is really from a scammer using an external account. They have subjects along… Continue reading »

Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an annual international event held each year on January 28th to promote awareness about the many ways personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared. It is also an opportunity to provide education about privacy practices that will enable individuals… Continue reading »

Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning: Downtime on Monday, January 28

Lynda.com is changing into LinkedIn Learning on Monday January 28th. You will not be able to access Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning until the migration is complete. When it is ready, you will receive an email from LinkedIn Learning with a link to log in. When prompted, use the “Sign in with your organization… Continue reading »

lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning

*Lynda.com to become LinkedIn Learning on Monday January 28, 2019** Lynda.com has been bought by LinkedIn, and Williams accounts will be transferred into the rebranded service “LinkedIn Learning” on Monday January 28th. If you have been an active user, your lynda.com learning activity and history will be transferred to… Continue reading »

Secure Online Shopping

In 2016, for the first time ever, shoppers bought more online than in stores.   It’s very convenient, but keep in mind all Internet-connected devices are vulnerable, especially when being used for purchases. The holiday season is the perfect time for… Continue reading »

OIT Software Web Page

The OIT web page for supported software has been extended.  We hope you find the new page provides details about all the software OIT supports as well as more convenient ways to download the applications you need. The new Supported Software page will be available at: http://oit.williams.edu/software/ For questions… Continue reading »

OIT recommends waiting to upgrade macs to Mojave

Recommendation: Wait to Upgrade Please Note: If you choose to upgrade and run into problems that cannot be resolved, you may need to revert to an earlier version of macOS, which entails backing up your files and doing a fresh install. New Privacy Restrictions The primary problem OIT has… Continue reading »

Fake “your account was hacked” emails

Dear Williams Community, Many, many Williams people have been receiving fake emails regarding “hacked” accounts. Typically the two ways they will throw you off guard is to either display an old password in the email, or to send the message as you (with your email as the From address).  Rest… Continue reading »

Passwords are passe!

You need 2-step to be secure. Over 1550 Ephs and over 20 administrative departments are protected by 2-step! We need you to join the herd. Think it’s not important? Read on to see how lack of 2-step has dramatically impacted companies like JP Morgan, groups like the DNC and many… Continue reading »

Beware Email Job Scams

Fake job emails sent to college students are fairly common. They often put you off guard since they can mention the town or the school you are in currently. There are several simple ways to avoid being scammed. How can you spot these scams? It’s very unlikely you will get… Continue reading »

Access changes for Human Resources system from off-campus

Note: As of September 17th, 2018, access to the HR system from outside the Williams network will require logging in first with your Williams username (e.g. abc2) and password, before logging into the Human Resources System with your user id (e.g. W1234567). For more information see this link. Continue reading »

Network updates during Summer

OIT will be upgrading various network services during summer.  Because most of these services were designed with redundancy,  disruption should be minimal. However on July 25th, starting at 5:30am, OIT will be applying required updates to the 7 distribution switches of the campus network. This will cause a 10-15 minute network… Continue reading »

OIT Summer Maintenance Day – July 28th

Saturday, July 28th is OIT’s annual summer maintenance day.  Between 5:45 am and 9:45am there will be several network outages that will make most OIT services (from the Jesup Data Center) sporadically unavailable. During these 4 hours it is best to plan that NO OIT services will be available.  … Continue reading »

Prevent data breaches with 2-step and encryption

You likely heard about the data breach at Health Equity which exposed personally identifiable information for some employees of Williams College associated with their Health Reimbursement Accounts. 2-step authentication and the use of encryption on sensitive data would have prevented this breach. Although this breach of course did not originate… Continue reading »

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