ECS Events and Alerts

  • Apr11

    Password Managers

    April 11, 2014 - 4:30pm

    Now that the OpenSSL exploit has been discovered and you may be changing passwords in many places, consider using a password manager for that task. Here are 4 recommended by the ECS sysadmins. All products have products for several platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux).


  • Apr11

    Change Engineering Password (IT security advisory: password change recommendations)

    April 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Following on the IT Security Office email about IT security advisory: password change recommendations, ECS recommends that you change your engineering account password using or change your password from your local machine.

  • Apr15

    ICON Downtime 4/15/144 7am-8am

    April 15, 2014 - 7:00am to 8:00am

    ITS has scheduled a maintenance window for ICON on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Patches will be applied to the web servers that deliver ICON’s front page during this maintenance window. 
    Users will still be able to log in and access their courses during this scheduled maintenance, but there will be brief periods of time (~5 minutes) during this maintenance window when the ICON Dashboard and ICON Documentation are not available.

  • Apr09

    Open SSL Vulnerability Patched 4/9/14

    April 9, 2014 - 9:00am

    The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

  • Apr07

    UI Wiki Down 4/8/14

    April 7, 2014 - 6:00am to April 8, 2014 - 7:00am

    On Tuesday, April 8th, ITS has planned a scheduled maintenance window between 6 – 7 a.m. for the UI Wiki (  This window is necessary for routine updates to the server and software.  While it’s unlikely we will need the full hour, we reserve this block as a precaution.

  • Apr01

    OUTAGE - MATLAB Downtime for License Server Upgrade 4/1/14

    April 1, 2014 - 7:30am to 8:00am

    ITS will upgrade the MATLAB license server on Tuesday, 1 April. There will be a 15-20 minute outage between 7:30-10:30am that day.

  • Apr05

    Turnitin Maintenance 4/5/14

    April 5, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Turnitin has a scheduled maintenance window on Saturday, April 5th, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The service may be unavailable for brief periods of time during this window.

  • Mar21

    Web Server Maintenance 3/21 11pm

    March 21, 2014 - 2:00pm

    Because of an immediate need to patch the college web server, that server will be down for maintenance from Friday, 3/21, 11pm- Saturday, 3/22 1am.

  • Mar18

    ICON Downtime 3/18/2014 6am-10pm

    March 18, 2014 - 6:00am to 10:00pm

    On Tuesday, 18 March, ITS will perform some maintenance on ICON in preparation for the ICON 10 upgrade on 27-28 May.

    ICON will be off-line for system maintenance beginning at 6am. Serivce will be restored as soon as the maintenance is complete, or at 10pm.

    Please visit for more information about the May ICON upgrade.

  • Mar14

    VPN Downtime 14 March

    March 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    The Connect2 VPN will be down for maintenance on Friday, 14 March, from 6-7pm.