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UITS news for May, 19, 2021

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IU Secure Wi-Fi not available in residence halls as of May 26.

IU’s legacy Wi-Fi network, IU Secure, will no longer be available in residence halls as of May 26 and will fully retire on Dec. 22, 2021.

Make the switch to eduroam, IU’s default wireless network. If you are already using eduroam, you may need to authenticate via the new installer that offers enhanced security.

Connect on campus with eduroam at IU

Traveling this summer? Stay cyber safe

Don’t let cyber thieves ruin a good time.

Now that COVID-19 restrictions are loosening up, you might be making plans to travel this summer. Take steps before, during, and after your trip to reduce cyberattack risk. A few precautions can protect your data and mobile devices.

  • Travel with small devices and carry them on you. They are less likely to be stolen from a hotel room or modified with a keystroke logger. Do not place mobile devices in checked baggage.
  • If your device is lost or stolen, report it immediately to IU.
  • Enroll a secondary Duo device in case you don’t have access to your primary device.
  • Set secure passwords, codes, or screen locks for all devices.
  • Make a secure connection. Log in using IU’s VPN.
  • For faculty and staff, your IT Pro can help you secure data for travel. If you must bring a work device, ask if your department has loaner devices available.

More tips on securing devices for travel

Register now for Teach, Play, Learn 2021

The virtual conference takes place on June 25.

Registration is open for this year’s Teach, Play, Learn conference, an academic conference on game-based teaching and learning. The conference, open to faculty, students, and staff, will take place virtually on Friday, June 25, from 9am to 3pm. There is no cost to attend.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Scott Nicholson, professor of game design at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and the author of Unlocking the Potential of Puzzle-Based Learning. His keynote address will explore a narrative-first approach to escape games that goes beyond the most common current education escape room design.

Learn more and register for the conference 

Polish your presentation skills and compete for up to $500

Students: Register for Creative Jam LIVE with Adobe Stock by June 15.

Software company Adobe is urging IU students to learn how to use presentation software PowerPoint and Adobe Stock to tell their story as part of the Creative Jam LIVE with Adobe Stock this June.

Winning presentations will be awarded gift cards from $100 to $500.

The event is only open to IU students, who can compete solo or with a friend. The commitment is small, just two 2-hour sessions, on June 16 and 30 at 2pm ET. Registration closes on June 15.

Register for the Creative Jam

Interested in a career in cybersecurity?

Apply to take part in OmniSOC’s virtual internship this summer.

Spend part of your summer learning basic network cybersecurity from one of the top cyber threat-hunting teams in the U.S. IU and OmniSOC (which earned those top honors last year) are partnering with Elastic, the search and security company used by eBay, Wikipedia, and Netflix, to host seminars on cyber foundations training, network fundamentals, and incident response.

Dates for the internship run from June 28 to July 15. IU students may register until May 28, and space is limited.

Apply for OmniSOC virtual seminar

Support Center walk-in locations closed on Memorial Day

Support Center walk-in hours are also adjusted for summer.

The UITS Support Center walk-in locations, the Support Center Tier 2, and CrimsonCard offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. All other services, phone, email, and chat support will be up and running.

Summer walk-in hours have been adjusted for the Learning Commons at the Wells Library at IU Bloomington and the Campus Center at IUPUI.

Updated Support Center hours

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