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Bringing Cybersecurity Awareness Month to UK

The month of October is nationally recognized as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. UK Information Technology Services (UK ITS) wants to invite the UK community to learn more about cybersecurity best practices and current topics in the industry.  

UK Featured in Blog published a blog post detailing the success of integrating Salesforce tools into University operations. Enterprise CRM & Salesforce team members Jordan Adler and Emily Brenzel are quoted.

Nelnet loan service data breach: What you should know

A student loan servicing technology, Nelnet Servicing, reported a data breach exposing personal information of students with loans from Oklahoma Student Loan Authority (OSLA) and EdFinancial. While this breach is not involved with any University of Kentucky systems, UK Information Technology Services (UK ITS) would like to make students aware of the potential implications of this breach.  What happened? 

UK to Extend KyRON to Cincinnati, Increasing Research Collaboration

The University of Kentucky, in partnership with the KY Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE), operates the KY Regional Optical Network (KyRON).  KyRON is a research network connecting higher education institutions, shared regional data centers, and Internet2 (largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education infrastructure).  A critical resource for institutions all over the state, CPE reached an agreement that will double the capacity of KyRON, through a second 100G network peering with Internet2 in Cincinnati, OH.   

Filling in the Gap: Accessing Software with Virtual Den

With an increasing demand for the ability to learn anywhere from any device, technology has to step up to meet the needs of students. One solution at the University of Kentucky which helps deliver software to students is Virtual Den. Virtual Den is a cloud-based solution that allows students to log in to a storefront to access a virtual desktop or software without having to install it directly on their personal device.

Tech Touchbase Event Held to Help Students with iPad Basics

Transformative Learning and PresU, in collaboration with the Smart Campus team, hosted a Tech Touchbase: iPad Basics event on September 9. The event focused on helping students with their Apple ID setup and configuring their UK accounts on their iPad (e.g., Outlook, Canvas, Microsoft365).  

Apple Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected device. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security updates page for the following products and apply the necessary updates as soon as possible:

Microsoft Releases September 2022 Security Updates

Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. An attacker can exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. CISA encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft’s September 2022 Security Update Guide and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.

UK Featured as New Globus Subscriber

The University of Kentucky was featured in a blog post by Globus, a platform for research data management. Bhushan Chitre from ITS Research Computing Infrastructure was quoted in the post, giving an example of how UK utilizes Globus with Gluck Equine Research Center. Read the full blog post at