News archive - August 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

[Isthd] Launching new campus emergency notification tool – WatSAFE desktop notification

What is happening? The University’s current emergency desktop notification tool, UW Emerge, will be replaced with a new tool called WatSAFE desktop notification.   

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

[isthd] Telephones - CallPilot Voicemail Inaccessible

What is happening: CallPilot Voicemail Inaccessible

 

Comment:        *** UPDATE: 12:00pm: we have confirmed all services are up and running on the backup server and will close the alert. On going investigation is occurring and if any further changes or outages are required to bring the primary back into server, this will be communicated.

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

[Isthd] git.uwaterloo.ca upgrade – Phase 1, August 20-22

What is happening?  The University’s version control system, git.uwaterloo.ca, will undergo a two-phase upgrade, beginning with an update from version 8.1.5 to version 10.8.7. Phase 2 will follow in the coming months and will include both an update to GitLab 12 and a significant change to the API.

When is this happening? From Tuesday August 20, 5:00 p.m. to Thursday August 22, 8:00 a.m. git.uwaterloo.ca will be unavailable during the upgrade window.

Monday, August 12, 2019

[Isthd] Update: Changes to employee user grouping in WatIAM - August 15

What is happening? The grouping of faculty, staff, temporary employees, and casual employees in WatIAM and Nexus is changing due to associated Workday group changes.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

[Isthd] Increase in financial spear phishing attempts on campus – August 7

What is happening? Over the August long weekend, there was a significant increase in the number of financial spear phishing attempts directed at University employees.   

What is Finphishing? A form of phishing done for financial gain, finphishing attempts to have the victim transfer cash or easily converted gift cards to the attacker.

What should you do if you receive such an email? 

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