Posts Tagged ‘IT Division’

Heartbleed Security Bug Update

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The recently announced Heartbleed bug has been making the rounds in the media. Visit go.lbl.gov/heartbleed for an assessment of impact on Berkeley Lab systems, to find more information on the bug, and to get recommendations from Cyber Security regarding password safety.

Seats Available for Open Source Hardware Class Tuesday

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Spaces are available in two free “Introduction to Arduino” classes tomorrow, Tuesday, March 18. The three-hour classes (9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.) cover getting started with the Open Source Arduino hardware platform, creating your first programs, and the basics of working with the Arduino board. Materials will be provided. For more information, visit the IT website.

Apple Security Issues Require Updates to Devices and Computers

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Apple recently released updates for iOS and OS X, which address a critical vulnerability impacting encrypted communications. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to eavesdrop on connections between you and other parties, disclose personal information or install malicious software. All users of iOS and OS X Mavericks are advised to install the latest system updates as soon as possible. If you need assistance, contact the Help Desk (x4357). For more information, visit the Cyber Security website.

Mac Pro, Arduino, and Video Conferencing Events and Trainings

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The new Mac Pro workstation (pictured) will be featured at a special MUG meeting on Monday at noon in Building 50A-5132. Learn about its new capabilities as well as tools to help migration. IT is also hosting several classes on the newly launched video conferencing systems, which can help you get the most out of our new software offerings as well as the conference room video carts. Additional “Introduction to Arduino” classes are also scheduled, where you can learn the basics of programming for Arduino hardware. Classes on effective Powerpoint design and Excel for Science are also on the calendar. For more information about all these events, visit the IT website.

IT Launches New Video Conferencing Services

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

IT has announced the availability of two new services designed to make it easy to use video conferencing for your next meeting. First, 30 conference rooms have been outfitted with self-service video carts which provide high quality audio and video conferencing using many popular video conferencing services. Second, all employees now have an account on Fuze, the Lab’s new online meeting and video conferencing application. Fuze combines an easy to use interface with high definition multi-way video. For more information, visit the IT website.

Major IT Outage Scheduled for Friday Evening

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Many IT services including windows home directories, most collaboration tools, and several business systems, will be offline this Friday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in order to upgrade storage hardware. This outage will also impact IT hosted websites including TABL and News Center as well as sites hosted for scientific divisions. For more information about the impacted services, visit the IT website. Since the IT website and TABL will be offline, visit status.lbl.gov for information during the outage.

Jan. 16 Webinar on ‘ReadyTalk’ Audio and Web Conferencing

Friday, January 10th, 2014

ReadyTalk is the audio and web conferencing product offered by the Lab’s Telephone Services. The service is very low cost and easy to use. A representative from ReadyTalk will be offering a free online webinar Thursday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon. Reservations are not required. To join, go to www.readytalk.com and enter Access Code 2091624. Watch an overview of the service, gain expert tips and hear about new product enhancements. Time will be set aside for questions. For more information send e-mail to conference@lbl.gov or dial x7997.

IT Division’s Soledad Antelada Helps Get Girls Interested in Engineering

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

A report by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee last year said women account for just 14 percent of U.S. engineers. Soledad Antelada (pictured at left), a computer systems engineer in cybersecurity at Berkeley Lab, is another believer in the need to have more women become role models for younger generations. She recognizes the challenges she herself had when growing up. Antelada got little support for her interest in engineering, even from her teachers. So today she strives to inspire girls to pursue careers in science and engineering, and also to become inventors and innovators. More>

TABL Comments Feature Temporarily Disabled

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Due to some recent attempted hacking incidents, the Lab’s Computer Protection group has shut down the comments feature for Today at Berkeley Lab articles. The service will return once security issues have been resolved.

Major IT Outage Scheduled for Friday Evening

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Many IT services including windows home directories, most collaboration tools and several business systems will be offline this Friday evening from 6:30-10:30PM in order to upgrade storage hardware. This outage will also impact IT hosted websites including TABL and News Center as well as sites hosted for scientific divisions. For more information about the impacted services, visit the IT website. Since the IT website and TABL will be offline, visit status.lbl.gov for information during the outage.