E-Mail Spam Filter
A Barracuda spam appliance is now the UIS front line of defense
against email spam, phishing schemes, and viruses.
its installation in early March over 15,000,000 pieces of mail
have been processed through the new appliance. Less than 1,500,000
pieces, less than 10% of that email has been allowed to flow on
to the UIS email servers. The email that gets through to the email
servers then goes through Exchange Internet Messaging Filters
and McAfee's Groupshield where another 3000 messages are discarded
statistics from the Barracuda can be viewed from campus computers
on the Spam
Activity page on the ITS site.
those interested in the environmental impact of spam, McAfee in
conjunction with ICF international has published an enlightening
report called Carbon
Footprint of Email Spam [PDF, 2.33MB].
Campus Phone directory on Cisco IP phones
Did you know the corporate directory on your Cisco IP phone now
has the list of ALL students, staff and faculty? Well it does,
and you can search by first or last name to find the person you
need. The information is loaded from Banner daily so it’s very
up to date. Not all students have phone numbers associated with
their names, in fact most don’t. ITS is working on a way to filter
out the names without phone numbers, in an effort to simplify
the searches. Even with all the names in the directory the search
is fast, give it a try.
of the challenges with pulling data from banner database tables
is that whatever is there is what we get. Not all the information
in banner is 100% accurate.
you do a search for yourself you can see what phone number is
listed for you in banner.
the phone number that shows up is not correct then you will
need to log into banner and change it. You can do that through
website, go to Personal Information, then select
Employee Information form, there you can change any of
your addresses. When you edit the campus address and phone number
here it will change in the corporate directory on the phone
the following day.
your Cisco IP phone press the button labeled directories (the
open book) lower right portion of the phone instrument. This
has several directories Missed calls, Received calls, Placed
calls and Personal directory, all specific to your phone.
Last on the list is Corporate directory, this is the directory
with all the names and phone numbers. Cursor down to the directory
you want and press the select key or you can enter the number
listed to the left of the directory.
has developed and implemented a new procedure to guide the campus
community in the handling of information technology security incidents.
A security incident is the compromise of a computer or data by
virus, theft, attack, accident, or other means. The new procedure
will help us handle security incidents in a more consistent manner
and thorough manner. The new
Security Incident Handling Procedure [PDF, 105KB] can be found
on the ITS website under UIS IT Policies.
this issue, we are showcasing the work of Rosina Neginsky,
Associate Professor of English (Comparative Literature)
and Interdisciplinary Studies, and an affiliated art history
faculty. Her area of specialization is French, Russian
and English art and literature between 1850-1920.
Neginsky worked with Information Technology Services to
develop a website for an upcoming international and interdisciplinary
Symbolist Movement: Its Origins and Its Consequences".
The conference is being held at Allerton Park on April
22 - 25, 2009.
purpose of the conference is to explore the origins of
Symbolism, a variety of Symbolist manifestations in art,
literature, music and philosophy, its consequences in
art and literature, and to understand how ideas moved
from one European country to another.
keynote for the conference will be delivered by Geneviève
Lacambre, General honorary curator of the patrimony at
the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Her research covers different
aspects of the art of the 19th century such as official
art, art criticism, naturalism, symbolism, Japonism and
the 19th century neoclassic landscape.
learn how we can support you in incorporating multimedia
into your curriculum, please contact Munindra
Developer University Program
is pleased to announce that the University of Illinois
Springfield is now a part of Apple's iPhone
Developer University Program.
Program provides UIS the opportunity to develop and or
introduce curriculum-enhancing iPhone or iPod Touch applications,
and sophisticated tools for testing and debugging. Institutions
in the Program can also submit applications for distribution
in the iPhone App Store.
part of the Program, the iPhone SDK is now available for
UIS users. We have set up two of these stations on campus
for faculty, staff, and students to use. One is located
in the UHB 2030 Computer Lab, and one is located in BRK
you are interested in the iPhone Developer University
Program or in developing applications for the iPhone or
iTouch applications, please stop by one of our new stations
to explore and learn more. For additional information,
please contact Tulio Llosa.
Support Center, HSB 110
(877) 847-0443 [Toll free]
Media Lab, BRK 180
Computer Lab, UHB 2030