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Northwestern IT Addresses Microsoft Security Flaw

This week, Microsoft announced a major security flaw that could allow hackers to intercept seemingly secure communications. It affects Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019 as well as applications that rely on Windows for trust functionality. Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 are not affected.

Since learning of the vulnerability, Northwestern IT immediately began assessing the exposure of campus systems and has not detected any exploits to date at the University.

It is extremely important for all users, system administrators, and those in managed environments to apply the latest patches to Windows operating systems on home and Northwestern devices (desktops, laptops, and servers). Once patches are applied, devices should be rebooted to complete the patches installation. 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 and kicked off  winter 2019 and continuing through spring 2020. Read More


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Tech Resources at Your Fingertips. Ready. Set. Go.

Students, faculty, and staff: Review these quick start guides to learn how to take full advantage of Northwestern's tech resources



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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Faculty and Staff

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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