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Enhanced Security to Protect Your Microsoft 365 Account

Northwestern IT is introducing updates to secure personal information and University data further. As worldwide cybercrime threats enacted through account compromises grow, expanding security measures that protect individual accounts is critical. By the end of May, two security enhancements will be added to all Northwestern Microsoft 365 accounts, including email. Read More

New Endpoint Security Solution; “Home Use” Symantec User Next Steps

In December, Northwestern IT and technology leaders across the units and schools started preparing to transition to CrowdStrike Falcon, the University’s new endpoint security solution. CrowdStrike is replacing three existing systems, most notably Symantec Endpoint Protection and Palo Alto Traps. The University’s agreements with Symantec and Palo Alto expire on June 30. Read More

eduroam Becomes Northwestern's Primary Wireless Network in 2021

Northwestern IT is retiring the "Northwestern" wireless network to make "eduroam" the primary campus secure wireless network on December 20, 2021. While both options are currently provided at the University, eduroam has the added benefit of a secure and seamless wireless connection when visiting any of the 10,000 eduroam-enabled institutions worldwide. Read More

Protect Your Online Meetings - Tips to Avoid "Zoombombing"

"Zoombombing" occurs when unwelcome intruders attend a Zoom session for nefarious reasons. These intrusions are disruptive and can result in the unintentional sharing of sensitive information. Northwestern IT encourages faculty, staff, and students to prepare by understanding the risks of "Zoombombing" and reviewing your options for setting up meetings. View Tips and How-To Videos

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