The Cornerstone portal will be unavailable on Friday, April 17th from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM for a software update.
When: Friday, April 17 beginning at 5:30pm
Description: ITCS Voice Services will be performing a carrier migration to a new telephony vendor on Friday, April 17th beginning at 5:30 pm. This migration will affect all inbound calls from outside of ECU. We anticipate a disruption of inbound service for approximately 2 hours. Outbound calls will be minimally affected for approximately 30 minutes during this same window.
Calls internal to ECU will not be affected; for example, any ECU phone calling any other ECU phone will be unaffected. Therefore, all emergency blue light poles and 911 calls will not be impacted during this migration.
Thank you for your patience while we continue to improve and advance technology at ECU. If you experience any telephony issues after this migration, please contact the IT Help Desk at 328-9866. If you have any question or concerns about this migration please contact Billy Long at email@example.com .
ECU ITCS Security Alert - Phishing Scheme - MICROSOFT EMAIL FOR STAFF MIGRATION
Date: Monday, April 13, 2015
WARNING! The campus is seeing a phishing scheme telling users: "We are migrating all staff email accounts into Staff Outlook 2015 office web mail and as such all active staff are to verify and Log in for the upgrade and migration to take effect now. This is done to improve the security and efficiency due to recent spam mails received. Please all Staff Click HERE Switch to Outlook Webmail 2015 for Staff
Note that, after circulating this switching to Outlook is for all email service in this service and if not done, we will start deactivating and deleting unverified and inactive email accounts without any further notice that did not migrate in the next 24 hours. PLEASE DO AS ADVISE ABOVE"
If you receive one of these emails, please ignore and delete it. If you clicked on the link in the email you should change your passphrase immediately.
Reminder: ITCS reminds the campus to avoid e-mail scams, hoaxes and Phishing schemes circulating on the Internet and to not provide their password in response to such emails. Scams purporting to be from East Carolina University, Service Helpdesk, ECU IT, ECU Helpdesk, the Web Master, Webmail, the IRS, Your Financial Institution, etc. are bombarding e-mail mailboxes. Although IronPort blocks the majority of such e-mails, some scams successfully reach your e-mail mailbox.
NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited e-mail. Don't open unsolicited e-mail attachments. No matter how realistic or enticing the e-mail message, you must remain vigilant in not responding to an e-mail hoax or scam. Just delete it! You can always contact the IT Help Desk to verify the authenticity of an e-mail. ITCS will post our announcements at www.help.ecu.edu, users can go there to verify the authenticity of an IT related announcement.
If you have provided personal or sensitive information in response to an e-mail scam and don't know what to do, please contact ECU's IT Help Desk at 328-9866 or www.help.ecu.edu.
Visit the IT Security website, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/itsecurity/phishing-scams.cfm for examples of e-mail scams and additional information on avoiding them.