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Wireless Threat Protection Starting June 3rd, 2013

Information Technology department will be expanding our network threat protection to include the wireless networks here on campus.

As part of the ongoing effort to improve campus computer security, on Monday, June 3, the Information Technology department will be expanding our network threat protection to include the wireless networks here on campus. This will be the same type of protection that has been used successfully for the past several years on both the wired and Residence Hall networks. This system assists in protecting campus network users from being exposed to malicious software and computer attacks.

Once the threat protection has been expanded to include the wireless network most malicious attacks will be blocked without any intervention from you, however, if you visit a website that is detected as infected or known to host malicious attacks, a window will pop up to warn you about the site and provide instructions in case you believe the site should be accessible.

Threat detection is one tool we use to help safeguard campus computers and data.  Other recommendations include maintaining current anti-virus software, applying software patches, using strong passwords, avoiding scams, and not clicking on links in suspicious emails.

Additional information on safe computing can be found here:

http://www.uwosh.edu/it/datasecurity/10%20Ways%20to%20Protect%20University%20Data.pdf/view

http://www.housing.uwosh.edu/new-students/computer-services/in-room-resnet/computer-security

If you have problems accessing the campus wireless network, please contact the campus Help Desk at 920-424-3020, helpdesk@uwosh.edu, or stop in Dempsey 207 for direct assistance.

If you have concerns or questions about this change, please reply to me or call me at 920-424-2368.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping campus student and employee data records safe!

Laura Knaapen
Director, Academic Computing

Feel free to contact the UW Oshkosh Help Desk with any questions.  920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu