Security Alert! Serious OpenSSL Vulnerability

This week a serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library was discovered. This weakness, dubbed The Heartbleed Bug. The Heartbleed Bug, allows a remote attacker to access system memory which may contain encryption keys, user credentials or other sensitive information. Learn more in a short video from Lynda.com


As many as 500,000 servers may be affected worldwide, including widely used and trusted sites such as yahoo.com, Nelnet.com, Kaspersky.com, and devices by manufacturers such as Cisco and Juniper Networks.


IT Services is following this issue closely, and will provide additional updates as they become available. If you have additional questions, concerns, or need immediate assistance - Please contact the MSU Denver Help Desk

ITS News and Announcements

April 22, 2014

ITS makes progress in network infrastructure replacement projects

Eleven buildings have new network switches that support a gigabit link.

April 22, 2014

ITS scheduled maintenance this Friday, April 25

Information Technology Services will perform scheduled maintenance on MSU Denver’s Banner systems.

April 15, 2014

Blackboard Learn course migration continues

The Educational Technology Center (ETC) reports the adoption rate of the new learning management system (LMS) has steadily increased during the spring 2014 semester.

April 10, 2014

Computer bug allows remote access

This week, a serious bug was discovered that has threatened up to 500,000 systems on Internet worldwide.

April 10, 2014

Turitto wins 2014 IT award

The Mile High Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) has given senior Tanya Turitto its 2014 AITP Harold M. Pool Recognition Award worth $350.

April 9, 2014

Phone service to be interrupted on April 13

The telephone cables in front of the library have water damage and will be repaired Sunday, April 13.

April 8, 2014

Computer lab reservations open Monday, April 14

The computer lab reservation system will be available for priority lab reservations for summer and fall 2014 semesters beginning at 8 a.m., Monday April 14, and will continue through Sunday, April 20, Information Technology Services reports.

April 8, 2014

University-owned laptops should be plugged into MSU Denver networks

Information Technology Services is asking any faculty or staff member with university-owned laptop computers to plug them into an MSU Denver network jack on campus at least once a month so that patches and updates can be applied.

April 8, 2014

ITS scheduled maintenance Friday

Information Technology Services reports that on Friday, April 11, from midnight until 6 a.m., MSU Denver’s banner system will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance.

April 1, 2014

ITS launches cloud-powered teaching, learning technology

Faculty and students will have access to a cutting-edge cloud computing solution by the start of the fall semester. This revolutionary service will ensure agility, scalability and reliability for numerous services currently used for academic courses, such as Rowdy, Oracle, MySQL, PHP, Perl, and Python.

April 1, 2014

ITS governance at MSU Denver

The ITS governance structure proposed by the Technology Services Strategic Planning Task Force was created during the fall semester, reflecting the work of students, faculty, and administrators across campus.

March 27, 2014

Reminder: ITS scheduled maintenance tomorrow and Sunday

Reminder: Tomorrow morning, March 28, maintenance will cause temporary interruption to computer systems, and on Sunday, March 30, morning maintenance will cause temporary interruption to all computer systems.

March 25, 2014

IT governance at MSU Denver

The IT governance structure proposed by the Technology Services Strategic Planning Task Force was created during the fall semester, reflecting the work of students, faculty, and administrators across campus.

March 25, 2014

ITS scheduled maintenance March 28, 30

On Friday morning, March 28, maintenance will cause temporary interruption to computer systems, and on Sunday, March 30, morning maintenance will cause temporary interruption to all computer systems.

March 18, 2014

ITS scheduled maintenance: Firewall upgrade

On Sunday morning, March 30, Information Technology Services (ITS) is scheduled to replace the University’s internal firewall units. All University system services will be shut down on March 30 at 6 a.m. until the new firewalls have been installed and prepared for implementation.

Find out about Security Awareness

Check out the Security Services Tips and Tricks page on how to protect your computer and your information


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