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UITS Monitor: Cybersecurity is worse than you think, and we need your help

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Cybersecurity is worse than you think, and we need your help

Hear from VP for IT & CIO Brad Wheeler on how to do your part in the fight against cyber attacks.

In a recent “From the Desk” column for Inside IU, Wheeler discussed the WannaCry ransonware attack, laid out the dire state of cybersecurity, and explained how UITS is helping to keep IU computers and networks safe:

“The world has changed, and we must, too, as criminals increasingly automate and industrialize their attacks. Personal behavior in the use of technology remains one of IU's greatest risks, and we will all have to stay deeply engaged in educating and ensuring appropriate behavior to help mitigate these risks.”

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Still figuring out activities for your kid(s) this summer?

It’s not too late to sign up for a STEM-related summer camp at IU. 

Do you know a kid who’s interested in science, technology, engineering, or math? IU offers a variety of STEM-related camps and classes, and there’s still time to sign up interested students.

Check out the 2017 STEM summer camps and classes >>


Science Node feature: The neural food network

Not sure what to cook for dinner? Time to consult the computer chef.

You just found a great recipe for gumbo on the internet: Simple, tasty, nutritious. But it calls for alligator meat, and you’re a long way from the bayou.

You’re also not sure where you’re going to get a pound of fresh crawfish tails. But dinner needs to be on the table in an hour—what to do?

Ever had a deep-learning algorithm come to your rescue?


IU Expand offers new opportunities for online learning

Learn and develop new skills with IU Expand–IU’s online source for professional development and learning enrichment.

IU is growing its online education options with IU Expand, a collaborative effort by the IU Office of Online Education (OOE) and eLearning Design and Services (eDS).

IU Expand hosts a collection of learning modules for noncredit certificate programs and mini courses in a variety of areas (e.g., general interest, professional development, or vocational training).

Many are offered at no cost and provide self-paced learning opportunities.