Information Technology Updates

1 week 6 days ago

As people seek to file their tax returns this year, cybercriminals will be busy trying to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Citizens may learn they are victims only after having a legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed taxes in their name. Read more at the Center for Internet Security.

2 weeks 1 day ago

Cyber criminals continue to come up with new and creative ways to fool people. A new type of scam is gaining popularity— personalized scams. Cyber criminals find or purchase information about millions of people, then use that information to personalize their attacks. Below we show you how these scams work and walk you through a common example. The more you know about these scams, the easier it is for you to spot and stop them.

Read the details in this month's OUCH! newsletter from SANS.

3 weeks 5 days ago

On Friday, February 1, major DNS (Domain Name System) software and public DNS providers will remove support for workarounds accommodating authoritative DNS servers that don’t follow published operational standards. UNI's DNS servers are compliant with the necessary standards, however, sites using authoritative servers that don’t meet standards may find their resources unreachable by large portions of the Internet. To be clear, the solution for an unreachable site lies with the unreachable site, not with UNI.  Additional information is here.

4 weeks 1 day ago

January 28 is Data Privacy Day (DPD), an annual effort to promote data privacy awareness and education. This year's DPD events, sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), focus around the theme, A New Era in Privacy.

The NCSA Stay Safe Online website will feature a live stream of the Data Privacy Day 2019 - Live From LinkedIn event, which includes presentations on opportunities and challenges and the future of privacy, as well as a TED-style talk with the Amazon Web Services Global principal security architect.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), encourages users and administrators to review NCSA's tips on Managing Your Privacy and the following NCCIC tips:

1 month 2 weeks ago

Communicating using G Suite Apps - GS1

This workshop will focus on communication applications included with G Suite, covering GMail, Google Groups, and Google Hangouts Chat. During this workshop,  we will review Gmail, discuss new features Google has released, and discuss how to keep your inbox organized.  We will walk through the process of requesting and configuring a Google Group, and end the session by exploring Google Hangouts Chat and the benefits of creating a chat-based workspace.

Link to Enroll

1/25/19 at 10:00-11:00 AM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library 
3/5/19 at 1:00-2:00 PM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library
4/4/19 at 9:00-10:00 AM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library


Getting Organized with G Suite Apps  - GS2

This workshop will focus on organization applications included in G Suite, specifically, Calendar, Keep, and Tasks. During this workshop, we will review how to create an event, create appointment slots, and view a guest's availability. In addition, we will look at sharing calendars and creating secondary calendars. Next, we will discuss using Keep and how to create notes and use reminders. We will wrap the class up by talking about how to create tasks, subtasks, and due dates.

Link to Enroll 

1/29/19 at 1:30-2:30 AM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library
3/12/19 at 1:00-2:00 AM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library
4/11/19 at 9:00-10:00 AM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library


Using Google Drive -  GS3

This workshop focuses on Google Drive. It will include information and demonstrations on My Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. We will review the process of sharing documents and folders. We will touch on using Google Drive for storage and connecting it to your machine through Drive File Stream. We will start to look at the search capabilities within Google Drive.

Link to Enroll

2/6/19 at 2:00-3:00 PM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library
3/25/19 at 1:00-2:00 PM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library
4/18/19 at 9:00-10:00 AM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library


Using Team Drives - GS4

This workshop focuses on Google Drive - Team Drives. It will be a deeper dive into using Google Drive and will focus on Team Drives. We will cover how to request a Team Drive, configure the settings and how to add team members.  We will discuss how to use Google Drive for storage and connecting it to your computer through Drive File stream. During this session, we will continue to explore Google Drive search capabilities.

Link to Enroll

2/19/19 10:00-11:00 AM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library
4/2/19 at 1:00-2:00 PM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library
4/25/19 at 9:00-10:00 AM - Scholar Space - 301 Rod Library


2 months 2 days ago

Caribou Coffee chain announces card breach impacting 239 stores, including the Cedar Falls store

"All customers who used a credit or debit card at one of the affected stores between August 28, 2018, and December 3, 2018, should consider their card details compromised and take precautions such as asking for a card replacement, reviewing credit card reports, and enrolling in identity protection programs. Users can consult the list of impacted stores via the company's data breach notice, posted on its homepage. Caribou Coffee officials said they detected that something was wrong last month, on November 28, when its IT staff was alerted of "unusual activity" on its network via its security monitoring processes."

To read the complete article see:

2 months 6 days ago

On Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6 a.m. CST, Ultra Base Navigation, the new Blackboard Learn portal interface, will be enabled. More information can be found on the UNI eLearning Suite website.

2 months 1 week ago

UNI Lynda Holiday Greeting 


Group of people

Meeting and chatting with relatives both new and old



When the turkey isn’t the only thing getting grilled at the dinner table, prepare with courses like Interpersonal Communication and Communication Fundamentals. Or check out this playlist!



If you only have just a few minutes to learn…

        · How to interpret nonverbal cues (3 mins)

        · How to handle interruption (3 mins)

        · Building rapport (5 mins)


Shopping cart

Managing Holiday Spending

When your shopping list is as long as Santa’s naughty list, use these 5 Personal Finance Tips to manage your spending. Or check out this playlist to help organize your own personal Santa’s Workshop.


If you only have just a few minutes…

        · Managing a budget (2 mins)


Hitting every house on the block

When you have a handful of places to be and people to see you will want to Manage your Calendar for Peak Productivity and master some tried and true Time Management Fundamentals. If that isn’t enough, check out this playlist.


If you only have just a few minutes…

        · Tips for coordinating schedules (2 mins)

        · Establishing your most valuable activities (3 mins)

        · Saying no to others (3 mins)

When you need a break from it all… Download the mobile app and check out some Happiness Tips!


2 months 1 week ago

Information Technology has a new Guest WiFi service for campus. This replaces "attwifi," which is going away in late December, 2018. The new service requires guests and visitors to sign up for a guest account and then connect to the eduroam network with their new account. 

  • The former guest network "attwifi" will go away in late December, 2018.
  • You need an internet-enabled device and a personal email account in order to sign up for Guest WiFi access.
  • Sign up is fast and easy and your access will be good for six months.
  • Access with this account is encrypted for your privacy and security.

For more information and help signing up for a guest WiFi account, visit

2 months 1 week ago

On Monday, December 17, UNI’s Oracle E-Business login page,, will be changing. This upgrade will be the first of many as Information Technology looks to upgrade the CatID login experience for all campus web applications.

A summary of the improvements are listed below:

  • Previous login problems where users had to clear cache and cookies or rely on a private browsing session have been corrected.
  • You can enter both your username and passphrase from the initial login screen.
  • The Secure TextPad has been removed and will no longer be required.
  • The “Forgot your passphrase” link is easier to find. For more information on enrolling in the CatID Account Recovery Tool, see:
  • The login page is now more mobile-friendly and should provide a better login experience on mobile devices.
  • The new login page is more accessible for those using screen reading software and similar technology.

Oracle E-Business login page

No action is required on your part. If you do encounter any issues with the new login page, simply try again by re-entering into your browser’s address bar. If you still have problems, submit an incident through or contact the IT Service Desk at 319-273-5555 for assistance.


  • ITTC 36
  • (319) 273-5555
  • Service Hub