Security

Addition of External Email Banner – Security Enhancement September 28, 2020, 07:00 PT

UBC IT will be implementing a banner for all emails which originate outside of the UBC network which will apply to all Staff and Faculty UBC email accounts. The addition of this security enhancement will help users determine if messages are internal or external to UBC.

UBC Vancouver Load Balancer Maintenance September 3, 2020, 21:00-23:00 PT

UBC IT will be performing maintenance on the load balancing systems on September 3, 2020 from 21:00-23:00 PT. No service interruptions are expected.

Fraudulent Email Alert: Spoofed Messages – August 18th, 2020

Spoofed Messages – Deputy.ViceChancellor@ubc.ca Earlier today, UBC Cybersecurity received reports of a message appearing to come from deputy.vicechancellor@ubc.ca These messages contained a Word document attachment, named “University of British Columbia.docx” that attempted to redirect people to a fake Office 365 login page. These messages were not sent from the deputy.vicechancellor@ubc.ca email address but from a […]

Red Hat Satellite 5 End of Life Shutdown July 28, 2020, 09:00-09:15 PT

Red Hat Satellite 5 has reached its product end-of-life. At 9:00am on July 28, 2020 PT, we will be shutting down the legacy Satellite 5 service. Any client systems still registered will no longer be able to download software or apply patches from Satellite 5 after this date. If you require assistance migrating your remaining […]

UBC Vancouver Load Balancer Maintenance July 21, 2020, 19:00-23:00 PT

UBC IT will be performing maintenance on the load balancing systems on July 21, 2020 19:00-23:00 PT. No service interruptions are expected.

UBC Border Firewall Security Enhancement July 15, 2020, 19:00-19:30 PT

A new security feature will be enabled on the UBCO Border firewall on July 15, 2020, at 19:00-19:30 PT. No interruption to network access is anticipated. For additional details on this change, visit the UBC IT Confidential Communications website: https://cc.cybersecurity.ubc.ca

CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor Upgrade July 13, 2020, 11:00 PT

The Security Operations team will be performing an upgrade to the CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor on all Windows systems on July 13, 2020 at 11:00 am. The current CrowdStrike sensor versions are reaching end of life and entering reduced functionality mode in August 2020. This change will impact all Windows hosts running CrowdStrike, but will be […]

UBC Vancouver Load Balancer Maintenance July 9, 2020 20:00-21:00 PT

UBC IT will be performing maintenance on the UBC Vancouver load balancing systems on July 9, 2020 from 20:00-21:00 PT. No service interruptions are expected.

UBC Vancouver Load Balancer Maintenance July 8, 2020 20:00-21:00 PT

UBC IT will be performing maintenance on the UBC Vancouver load balancing systems on July 8, 2020 from 20:00-21:00 PT. No service interruptions are expected.

UBC Border Firewall Security Enhancement May 6, 2020, 20:00-21:00 PT

A new security feature will be enabled on the UBCO NGFW on May 6, 2020, 20:00-21:00 PT. No interruption to network access is anticipated. Following this change, the firewall will block malicious traffic that matches known bad methods. For additional details on this change, visit the UBC IT Confidential Communications website: https://cc.cybersecurity.ubc.ca