Spring Break is almost upon us! While many of you will be on vacation for Spring Break, others of us will be busy working to further improve your Information Technology resources here on campus. CNS planned work can always be found at http://status.cns.utexas.edu/ (you can subscribe to alerts here to make sure you are always informed about both schedule maintenance and unscheduled incidents).
If you will be on vacation for Spring Break, and haven't been told otherwise, please consider turning off your computers and printers over the break. Not only will this save money and electricity, but it helps prevent attacks against your systems over the breaks. Also take a look around for other electronic or electrical devices in your office that you can turn off and unplug to save electricity over the break (coffee makers, microwave ovens, radios, charging units, etc).
And when you return, make sure that you do your operating system and software updates if you are responsible for your own systems -- no need to end a nice week-long break cleaning up your machine after a compromise.
We hope you have a safe and happy break!
Written by CNS OIT staff
Questions or comments? The best and easiest way to contact us is via the CNS Help Desk form.