News

Keeping your Desktop Secure
Apr 19, 2018

Keeping our computers and data secure is among the highest priorities for ITS.  A key component of this is making sure everyone has the latest up...

Fraudulent Phone Scam/Solicitation (posing as BlueCross BlueShield)
Apr 5, 2018

Human Resources and the Office of Information Security have recently been made aware of a telephone scam targeting university employees and students.&...

Fraudulent Phishing Email Reported
Mar 28, 2018

ITS has received reports of a phishing message posing as Darrell Kruger. Read more at https://support.appstate.edu/news/fraudulent-phishing-email...

Upcoming Change to Google Apps Login
Mar 13, 2018

Beginning March 20, 2018, all Google Apps users will notice a change to the way they log into Google services using their AppState account. This is th...

Cyber Threat Awareness
Feb 15, 2018

Being aware of ongoing scams and fraud is a big step toward prevention (see the list below)ITS has made available online training as a servi...

Announcement of New Director of IT Support Services
Feb 8, 2018

After an extensive search process, I am pleased to announce Tom McDonnell has accepted the the position of Director of IT Support Services.  ...

Spectre, Meltdown and Banner Access
Feb 7, 2018

In response to the recent security threats with "Spectre and Meltdown", ITS has updated all browsers to help protect the campus from the security thre...

Update - Recent Security Vulnerabilities in the News
Feb 7, 2018

 ITS recently made a communication with campus in regard to the recent media announcements concerning exposed security vulnerabilities in process...

Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities FAQ
Jan 11, 2018

Security researchers have discovered a set of complex flaws which are present in all modern computer processors (made after 2009) that can allow for t...

Sanford Mall now has WiFi coverage
Nov 2, 2017

WiFi coverage at Appalachian is moving outdoors. Coverage on campus has expanded with full connectivity for users on Sanford Mall. Whether enjoying wo...