A recent security incident recently prompted the Information Security and Policy Office to recommend that all students, faculty, and staff to change their HawkID password. Response to messages encouraging password changes has been positive, but it would be helpful for IT professionals to continue encouraging more end users to take this precautionary measure. The HawkID password change tool is available at: http://hawkid.uiowa.edu.
OneIT is executing a mass communication campaign, including this Iowa Now story, to let campus know that Two-Step Login will be required for Employee Self-Service starting Feb. 22, and that in the future Two-Step will be extended to more systems containing sensitive data.
The majority of employees are enrolled in Two-Step, but there are more to go. Starting this week, targeted weekly emails will be sent to those who haven’t enrolled. IT professionals can help by reminding people to enroll and assisting them if necessary. (Instructions are at https://its.uiowa.edu/two-step.)
UI employees who haven’t yet enrolled in Two-Step Login with Duo Security must do so by Feb. 22. Two-Step Login is an IT security measure to protect critical data and systems for the university and its people.
The Helium high-performance computing system was shut down Dec. 1, and installation of the replacement Argon HPC system is underway. Argon is scheduled to be full-service by March 2017.
A majority of UI employees already use Two-Step Login (with Duo Security) for Employee Self Service, and as the next step in this initiative, it will be required for all Employee Self-Service logins starting in Feb. 22.
OneIT is taking a unit-by-unit approach to implementing OneIT initiatives in 13 remaining units by summer 2018. The focus for the unit-by-unit approach is on End User Support, Data Centers and Servers, and Classroom IT Support.
The new OneIT Operations Team held its first four meetings, and the ITS Leadership Team and OneIT Steering Committee held wrap-up sessions this month.
UI ranks first in the nation in an assessment of how accessible its websites are to people with disabilities.
As outlined in a new overview, OneIT is transitioning from a collection of efficiency projects to operating as a unified IT organization. In a series of retreats, IT leaders from each campus unit developed a shared vision with plans and goals in four areas: Governance, Organizational Structure, Culture, and People (how we recruit, retain, and cultivate IT talent). These organizational goals are designed to create a more cohesive, easy experience for IT customers, enable us to maximize the impact of IT investment and better meet the needs of interdisciplinary activities, and allow us to learn from each other.
We're holding a series of events Nov. 14-17 to describe and answer questions about the OneIT@Iowa organizational strategy, a shared vision developed by IT leaders from each campus unit during a series of retreats this year.
Town Halls – forums open to all campus IT professionals
- Monday, Nov. 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 107 English Philosophy Building (EPB)
- Thursday, Nov. 17, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Iowa Theatre (166), Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Listening Posts – forums open to anyone on campus who is interested in OneIT activities
- Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Illinois Room (348), Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
- Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Illinois Room (348), Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Please help us advertise the listening posts by extending the invitation to others on campus who would be interested in hearing this information. We appreciate your assistance in spreading the word!