IT Update News from 09/2020

Zoom changes postponed until further notice

September 22, 2020

The mandatory Zoom security changes previously communicated and scheduled to take effect on Sunday, September 27, have been retracted by Zoom.

While these changes are no longer mandatory at this time, ITS recommends taking advantage of the...

Staff movement, anniversaries, and new hires - August 2020

September 17, 2020

Congratulations to IT staff who recently celebrated a milestone or joined our organization in August. Welcome or congratulate your colleagues using Ycards , Yale’s digital greeting cards....

Yale-led effort yields new Zoom high fidelity music mode

September 17, 2020

Even as a careful return to some in-person learning and teaching is under way for Yale students this fall, much of what music professors and students do will happen through Zoom . While...

IT Academy Sept. 2020

September 17, 2020

Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Yale’s IT Academy consists of a robust speaker series, recommended online training offerings, and learning events to support the professional growth and staff development of Yale’s IT community.

Past speaker series videos and powerpoints...

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month starts October 1

September 17, 2020

The countdown is on—two more weeks until Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins! This year’s theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

Watch for weekly Information Security virtual events during October. Join us for fun ways to stay safe and secure, whether working on-campus or remotely, to...

Got MSS? Get your swag on and gain new knowledge

September 17, 2020

Have you registered for MSS 101 yet? This course is part of the MSS Roadshow curriculum that debuted in ITS on September 15. All ITS staff must attend MSS 101 on or before November 20.


International Project Management Day 2020 online conference

September 17, 2020

Although, we will not be able to gather together for IPM Day (Thursday, November 5) this year, we have secured a discount for all Yale Registrants. Your discount will be applied at checkout. PMI credential holders will be able to earn up to 26 Professional Development Units (PDUs) and attendees...

IT Virtual Town Hall September 10 recap

September 17, 2020

John opened the Town Hall by reflecting on the positive start to this academic year. He shared that Yale COVID-19 Statistics and other important information is available on Yale’s COVID-19 website...

Central Authentication Service (CAS) update

September 3, 2020

In Fall 2020, the Central Authentication Service (CAS) will have a new look, in order to meet Yale’s usability and accessibility guidelines. This change will impact all members of the Yale community with a NetID. There will be no downtime or disruption to your experience, and your present...

IT Virtual Town Hall August 28 recap

September 3, 2020

John opened the Town Hall by sharing that the Yale College move-in welcomed about 3,500 undergraduates back to campus, joining professional and graduate school students who have already started or are about to start. He also mentioned that students appeared to be following the committments...

IT Leaders celebrate FY21 achievements and more

September 3, 2020

The Leadership Team met on August 26 to discuss the following projects and updates:

Balanced Scorecard: Progress and Next Steps

Karen Polhemus congratulated IT colleagues for successfully completing 11 balanced scorecard initiatives (three were moved to FY21), including:


Build a positive culture: Join our team!

September 3, 2020

The Climate, Culture, and Inclusion Action Team: Ensuring Fairness of Opportunity is now recruiting new members. The team, led by Ann Brainard-Dougan, will focus on developing a mentoring program and a 360 review process. It will continue broadening Diversity & Inclusion training within ITS...

IT Academy recommended training and events - August 2020, recap of inaugural Cafe IT event

September 3, 2020

Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Yale’s IT Academy consists of a robust speaker series, recommended online training offerings, and learning events to support the professional growth and staff development of Yale’s IT community.

Inaugural Café IT event

On Thursday,...

Got MSS? MSS Roadshow launches September 15! Register today!

September 3, 2020

No matter your job, you play an important role in keeping Yale’s data and systems safe. But chances are, you may not know much about how to do this.

The Information Security Office introduced Minimum Security Standards (MSS) to help Yale build and maintain secure IT systems....

VPN no longer required for off-campus access to Yale Library

September 3, 2020

As of early August, access to Yale Library electronic resources from off-campus locations no longer requires a Yale VPN connection. When selecting a resource such as an online book off-campus, individuals will be prompted to supply their Yale NetID and NetID password. Multifactor authentication...

‘Respected, motivated, and recognized’ among feedback From IT Workplace Survey

September 3, 2020

The 2019 Workplace Survey , conducted between November 4 and December 6, 2019, provided the University with feedback on areas such as: commitment, communication, decision...