WSUS Security Patches and the dce.psu.edu Realm

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Microsoft released three patches that complicated authentication with machines that are either connected to the Access domain or to other domains that have a trust to the dce.psu.edu realm. The three patches were temporarily held on the WSUS server so an analysis could be done.

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IT Share the Knowledge Conference

Registration is opening soon for the IT Share the Knowledge Conference taking place April 29, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, in 22 TSB. Partnering with IT Shares, the conference will offer a morning filled with networking, learning and sharing for all Penn State IT staff members.

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Making the News – AIS Style

Recently some visual changes have been made to the AIS website to make news stories more prominent on the site. You’ll now notice that on the site’s home page, the latest four news articles are now prominently displayed, along with a custom graphic for each news story.

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Staff Realignments of 2015

Much change has come to AIS recently, as announced by Sr. Director Ken Forstmeier in his recent communications with staff. Many roles and responsibilities have been shifted or augmented to align with a more efficient and effective department structure.

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Vulnerabilities with Adobe Flash Players

Recently, an issue was discovered that identifies Adobe Flash Web Plugins as the culprit, at a Critical severity level. To prevent or remediate threats, users are being asked to test their machines for vulnerabilities with regard to Adobe Flash Player.

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Free UG Applicant Data Training in August

A free UG Applicant Data Training workshop is scheduled for August 4, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 PM in 23 Willard. The workshop is focused primarily on learning about the data available in the UG Applicant database, what tables and fields are accessible, and how to structure queries to retrieve the desired information.

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Free Graduate Applicant Data Training in July

A free Graduate Applicant Data Training workshop is scheduled for July 22, 1:00 – 3:00 PM in 23 Willard. The workshop is focused primarily on learning about the data available in the Graduate Applicant database, what tables and fields are accessible, and how to structure queries to retrieve the desired information.

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