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Northwestern Cybersecurity Campaign Begins October 1 – Keep It Secure!

October is cybersecurity awareness monthNorthwestern Information Technology officially kicks off its Secure Northwestern campaign on October 1 to coincide with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the beginning of the academic year. In partnership with information security teams across Northwestern, the campaign’s goal is to instill the use of best practices for keeping sensitive personal and institutional information secure. Read more.

Transition Plans for a New VPN Service

Northwestern IT will soon begin transitioning to a new virtual private network (VPN) service, Palo Alto Network’s GlobalProtect, which will continue to provide students, faculty, and staff with secure access to University services and the internet when off-campus. The transition period will occur over several months, beginning in winter 2019 and continuing through spring 2020. Read more.

EDUCAUSE Welcomes Northwestern IT Presenters

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference comes to Chicago next week with a pledge to showcase “the best thinking in higher education IT.” From October 14–17, Northwestern IT staff, along with other professionals and technology providers from around the world, will gather at McCormick Place West to share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges.
See the list of Northwestern IT presenters.


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Welcome to Northwestern! As a student you have access to a multitude of tools for managing your information like grades and tuition, plus resources you can use for academics, research, and more.
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Northwestern IT offers essential services and tools needed for teaching, research, and administration including Canvas, Box, SharePoint, conferencing, telephone services, and lecture capture.
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As a member of the Northwestern community, you have access to a multitude of technology tools to collaborate with colleagues, conduct research, teach, and manage your daily life at Northwestern.
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Northwestern IT professionals can find work-related tools and resources, join or create communities of practice and interest, collaborate with colleagues, and get helpful information.

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