Service Alert: SFU Connect, Canvas & WebDav Unavailable Jan. 30, 2015 from 11-11:30PM
On Friday, January 30, SFU Connect, Canvas, and WebDav will be unavailable from 11:00 to 11:30 PM. IT Services will be patching our systems to address a Linux vulnerability known as "Ghost."
Are you a Mac user thinking of upgrading to Yosemite?
Our desktop team would like you to consider for the time being. Read more
We've Upgraded SFU Connect with a Security Patch
Older email clients will no longer function with SFU Connect. Read more.
October is Cyber Security Month
This week, several computers on campus were infected with a CryptoWall Trojan, a form of malware known as ransomware. CryptoWall encrypts files on infected computers and then offers to restore encrypted files for a fee. As time passes the ransom fee increases. Don't pay the ransom. Contact your department's technical support person for assistance.
Trojans like CryptoWall are often circulated by infected email attachments or advertisements of popular websites. Since October is Cyber Security month in Canada, IT Services would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some helpful information and security tips.
Fix Applied for Issue regarding Android Device Encryption Prompt
Some users with unencrypted, stock Android devices were prompted to encrypt their devices as of the SFU Connect upgrade on August 23, 2014. For users who chose to encrypt their devices, the syncing of data worked as expected. However, some users did not wish to proceed with doing so for various reasons and, consequently, were not able to sync data. To address this, a fix was put into place on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
SFU Connect Access Update – Services Now Restored: Message from the CIO
Yesterday, many of you were unable to use SFU Connect email services. We apologize for the disruption to your work and thank you for patience as we worked to resolve the problem.
Transition to the New CAS Login Page - Saturday, August 23, 2014
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the following services will transition to the new version of SFU's Central Authentication System (CAS):
- SFU Connect
- SFU Canvas
- All non-CQ, .htaccess protected pages hosted on SFU webspace
The new version of CAS will feature the new SFU Common Look and Feel, plus a responsive design to offer a better experience for mobile and tablet users.
Who we are and what we do
IT Services advances SFU's capabilities with effective technologies and services. While providing a multitude of resources to SFU staff, faculty and students across all campuses, we play a key role in:
- Investigating emerging technology
- Protecting and preserving institutional data, resources and services
- Collaborating actively for effective solutions
- Making decisions in the context of institutional and technical strategies
Read more about SFU IT Services and our strategic statement.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
March 1, 2015Controller firmware upgrade (performed by EMC Support). This is a non-disruptive upgrade with no impact to services expected. Services running on the VNX include most every service that runs on our VMWare infrastructure. Contacts: Peter Hunter and Jeff Bryer See INC0075088
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
March 5, 2015ServiceNow Maintenance Window - every 2 weeks on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm
12:01 AM - 4:00 AM
March 7, 2015Regular scheduled maintenance