In recognition of cybersecurity month, Technology Services set a goal to educate faculty, staff, and students about phishing via “Phish Market”, held at the Digital Computer Lab.
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Join Technology Services for Activities during Cybersecurity Awareness Month!
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a national campaign to remind people about ways to protect their privacy and online security. Technology Services has activities planned all month.
Amid Data Destruction, Volunteers Rescue Ukrainian Digital Resources
Dena Strong is using her education, training, and her experiences with the University of Illinois’ SHIELD program to help upwards of 1,200 volunteers preserve Ukraine’s disappearing digital treasures.
The Power of I: Leveraging Amazon Web Services to Combat COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign leveraged cloud technology experts at Technology Services to develop a low-cost, automated and fully secure data pipeline to process and maintain COVID-19 testing data.
Illinois IT Featured in Campus Technology Magazine
“IT and analytics have always been valued, but a lot of times we’re sort of in the background,” said Joe Barnes, CISO at Illinois. How Analytics and Data Management Guided Universities Through the Pandemic highlights how Illinois’ IT departments facilitated accelerated information sharing, as data became critical to health, safety, and decision-making.
$100,000 awarded to social justice community project led by Tech Services staff
In July 2020, Chancellor Jones announced a $2 million annual commitment by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to prioritize research focused on systemic racial inequities and injustices that exist within our communities and higher education itself.
The Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program recently announced 22 projects that have been awarded funding. One of these projects is led by Technology Services Deputy CIO for Innovation and Technology Strategy, Tracy Smith.
Research and Innovation with Cloud Technologies at the U of I
In an effort to heighten research capabilities and opportunity, Technology Services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign offers three major cloud platforms for researchers to access a wide-range of resources to assist with computation, data collection and storage, website and app development, and more, in a collaborative, accessible, cost-effective, and highly-flexible environment.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign efficiently scales regional network for digital growth
Now, UIUC has an ultra-fast, agile network that efficiently meets the exponential bandwidth needs of higher education on campus and beyond. With a solid digital foundation, the university continues to advance its mission as it engages and educates the next generation of leaders.”
Beyond Compliance: Shifting Campus Culture Through the IT Accessibility Liaisons Program
The IT Accessibility Liaisons Program (ITAL) identifies, recruits, and trains people within campus units to serve as digital accessibility resources. Liaisons serve voluntarily and may hold technical or non-technical positions, which allows for broader exposure and diverse channels of communication.
Tech Services Supports the University’s COVID-19 Response and Return-to-Campus Efforts
When classes went fully remote due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Spring 2020, Chancellor Robert Jones knew a lot of work would be necessary to get students, faculty, and staff back to campus safely in the Fall. Technology Services at Illinois, the central IT organization for the university, has been instrumental in making that possible.