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November 23, 2016

To: Bowie State University Campus Community
From: Wayne Rose, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
Re: BSUGuest Wireless Network Deactivation

The BullDogAir wireless network was created earlier this year to improve the wireless infrastructure, increase security, and better protect those that use it.

Users were instructed to switch their wireless device from BSUGuest to BullDogAir and log into the network (for the first time only, or if your password has changed) via their network user name and password. Please remember that you are able to change or update your BSU network password via the faculty/staff/student password reset tool located on the main BSU website under myBSU.

Time was allotted for users to become acclimated with BullDogAir, and iwe must now shut down the BSUGuest wireless system.

Therefore, as of Wednesday night, November 30th, 2016, the BSUGuest wireless network will be deactivated.

We encourage all users to ensure their wireless devices are switched to the new BullDogAir wireless network prior to Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Should a non BSU member need access to the wireless network, a request for temporary access should be made via the Helpdesk by the appropriate faculty or staff member in advance of the day and time required.

Please contact the DIT Helpdesk should you have any questions, and thank you for your assistance as we work to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our information systems.

Thank you.


October 13, 2016

To: Bowie State University Campus Community
From: Wayne Rose, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
Re: BSU Email Spamming- 10/13/16 Update

Although we are making progress with restoring the functionality of our email system after last week’s attack, we are not fully back to normal.

As of this afternoon, DIT is continuing to work with technology support vendors, and have been able to significantly reduce the spam traffic received over the past two days. However, there may still be some delay in sending email outside of BSU, correcting this is a current priority.

As of today, no new email accounts have been compromised, and this will help to restore services with internet vendors. Because this attack was caused by providing user account information via an email link, all users are reminded to please comply with the appropriate security training, as this is our best defense against such threats.

We will continue to keep you updated as we work to resolve the remaining challenges.


September 15, 2016

To: Bowie State University Campus Community 
From: Wayne Rose, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO 
Re: Significant Security Update Required          

As we have continued to make incremental updates to the IT infrastructure, we have strived to do so in a way that does not inconvenience the operation of the University.

However, to accomplish a mandated infrastructure change to improve the overall security of our systems, and bring the IT infrastructure into security audit compliance, we must implement mandatory system updates on Friday, September 16, 2016.

This means that users will potentially experience system connectivity interruptions with accessing such applications as PeopleSoft and email. This work must be completed during the day as we will require immediate feedback from users to ensure the changes do not inadvertently prohibit or restrict required network access.

We will have a top engineer from Palo Alto Systems to assist with this implementation. If users find themselves impacted or not able to access parts of the network, they are to contact the DIT Helpdesk (x24357) as we have a process in place to ensure such calls get top priority and issues are escalated and routed directly to the engineer.


July 6, 2016

To:  Bowie State University Campus Community
From: Wayne Rose, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
Re: Systems and Technology Infrastructure Modifications        

To ensure we continue to provide an improved Information Technology infrastructure and meet expected audit guidelines, the Division of Information Technology must make essential system improvements over the next several weeks.

The required system changes are not expected to be noticeable, and are being implemented gradually prior to start of the fall semester.

Should you experience technical challenges at any time, please know the Enterprise Support Services Department (the DIT Helpdesk-X.4357) is prepared to assist you.

We thank you for your ongoing support and understanding as we continue to improve the BSU IT infrastructure.


April 1, 2016 

To: Bowie State University (BSU) Campus Community
From: Wayne Rose, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
Re: SANS “Securing The Human” Training Communication

In the coming days, new security training videos will be available, and you will receive either a Welcome or Reminder email from Ifueko Omoruyi <noreply@securingthehuman.org> with instructions on completing your IT Security Awareness Training. Please pay attention to the information in this email as it will have your login credentials. A sample of the Welcome email is provided below.

Training can be completed on campus or at home by visiting the SANS Securing The Human training website and using your chosen training login credentials to access your account. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it from the login screen. Please endeavor to complete all assigned training to ensure we protect our systems and comply with all regulations.  

Thank you for taking the Information Security Awareness Training! Your effort helps us to spread Security Awareness and contribute to our institutional goal of keeping our information secure.

If you have any questions about information security or the BSU security program, please contact Ifueko Omoruyi at iomoruyi@bowiestate.edu.

Thank you.


March 30, 2016

To: Bowie State University (BSU) Campus Community
From: Wayne Rose, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
Re: New Microsoft Office 2016 Available!

To ensure we provide the latest application technology to the user community, we are reminding users to please upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016! Please note we are ending support of the older versions of Microsoft Office (2003, 2007, 2010- we also encourage upgrading from 2013)! 

The updated version of Office 2016 can be downloaded from the DIT Helpful Links webpage, and it includes new features and support of the new Delv and Sway product applications. 


Link to install Office 2016 from KACE

DIT is also providing training on April 27, 2016 for the Outlook 2016 email client. Please register for this training event by visiting the Calendar of Events Link section of the DIT webpage, or click on the link below.


Link to register for Outlook 2016 training
*Registration is required


February 23, 2016

To: Bowie State University (BSU) Campus Community
From: Wayne Rose, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
Re: New BSU BullDogAir Wireless Network- Security Update

To increase the safety and security of the information transferred via the wireless network, a new and more secure wireless network infrastructure entitled BullDogAir has been developed. 

The BullDogAir wireless network will replace BSUGuest as of Thursday, March 17, 2016. Information communicated via this new wireless network is better protected with updated wireless security parameters.

Therefore, we are instructing all users to please ensure their wireless device is connected to the BullDogAir wireless network. You will have to log into the network (for the first time only, or if your password has changed) via your network user name and password.

Please remember that you are able to change or update your BSU network password via the faculty/staff/student password reset tool located on the main BSU website under myBSU.

To ensure a smooth transition as well as to provide additional assistance or answer any questions, DIT will host the first of its quarterly DIT Information Sessions on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 3pm-4pm in the Library, Special Collections room.

Please contact the DIT Helpdesk should you have any questions and thank you for your assistance as we work to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our information systems.