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IT Notification | Intermittent Exchange Online Issues


Microsoft is currently experiencing an intermittent outage across their customer base, including the University of Kentucky (UK). This intermittent outage in Exchange online appears to be affecting services including but not limited to, scan to email and server notifications.
 
Microsoft is currently working to resolve the issue. Information Technology Services (ITS) will post updates as they become available on Twitter at twitter.com/ITS_UKY. You do not need a Twitter account to view this page.



IT Security & Policy Advisory Committee

As information technology constantly evolves, it is critical to maintain updated, well-written policies that help guide students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, the committee’s first objective will be to review Chapter 10 of the University’s Administrative Regulations. Ongoing responsibilities of the group may include:

  1. Identification of policy needs
  2. Research, drafting, and editing of policy language
  3. Assistance with gathering feedback from University constituents  
  4. Assistance with distribution, communication, and education of approved policies
  5. Annual review of established policies

This group will assist us in ensuring “Recommendation 7: Security and Policy” from the University’s IT Strategic Plan is implemented.  This recommendation states that the University should provide a secure, resilient, policy-based information and infrastructure environment to protect the security, integrity, and privacy of data. The environment should also ensure the stability and continuity of the institution’s IT resources and repositories in the face of potential catastrophic events.

More specifically, Action Item 7:5 addresses the establishment of this group specifically:

Establish an IT Security Advisory Team composed of a variety of college/department staff and faculty from across the University to assist in the review and formation of appropriate IT security practices.

Security is a shared responsibility that requires diligence from all parties involved. Communication is a critical element in the extensive coordination required to maintain a successful security program. Establishing an IT Security Advisory Team will enable not only the implementation of security policies, but also gain additional objective input for security actions and plans. Security will become a leading-edge issue in establishing relationships between ITS and other entities at UK.

Members

  • Doug Fee
    University of Kentucky Healthcare
  • Richard Chapman [Ex-officio]
    University of Kentucky Healthcare
  • Timothy West
    College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment
  • Scott Bradley
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Melissa Huffman-Beaven
    College of Business and Economics
  • Tony Elam
    College of Engineering
  • Beth Kraemer
    UK Libraries
  • Todd Adkins
    Office of Risk Management
  • Nick Kehrwald
    Dean of Students Office
  • Drew Smith
    UK Health and Well-Being
  • Nathan Brown
    University Police
  • Mark Lauersdorf
    College of Arts & Sciences
  • Brian Nichols
    Information Technology Services
  • Heath Price
    Information Technology Services
  • Kathy Hamperian
    Information Technology Services
  • Stephen Burr [Ex-officio]
    Information Technology Services
  • Jennifer Edwards [Ex-officio]
    Information Technology Services