ITS adds new security position

Information Technology Services is adding a new officer position to help keep Yale’s electronic information safe. Chief Information Officer Len Peters, who took office this academic year, said he plans to alter the department’s administrative structure, and is beginning by introducing a new Chief Information Security Officer. This individual will oversee the broader strategy for […]

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Panlists gone for good

Bye bye panlists. Student organizations that use this email list service to communicate with their members are now being encouraged to switch to other listing software. Last spring semester, Information Technology Services stopped allowing the creation of new panlists in response to an influx of student-initiated spam. After studying student use of panlists and mailman […]

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No evidence that Yale SSNs searched

Three months after Yale discovered that the Social Security numbers of 43,000 Yale community members had been accessible in Google searches for almost a year, Information Technology Services officials say there is still no indication the information has been exploited — and just 10 percent of affected individuals have signed up for free credit monitoring […]

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New Gmail service to go live for some Yalies

This term, members of the Yale community can bid farewell to the outmoded Horde email system in favor of a new service provider — Google Apps for Education. Information Technology Services will offer the chance to switch mail services to a group of 100 randomly selected undergraduates beginning in the first week of October. Students […]

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Korean library digitizes Yale holdings

Korean studies may be absent from Yale’s academic departments, but the National Library of Korea is stepping in to help preserve important research materials in Yale’s library holdings for scholars of Korean culture. The National Library of Korea is funding the digitization of all 140 volumes in Yale’s East Asia and Beinecke Rare Book and […]

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Kissinger visits Yale to donate papers

One million documents and objects that trace the life and career of Henry Kissinger have found a new home at Yale’s Jackson Institute. The University announced in June that the works of Henry Kissinger, national security adviser and secretary of state to presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, would lay the foundation for the new […]

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Breach put Yalies’ SSNs in Google searches

On June 30, staff at the University’s Information Technology Services office got an unwelcome surprise when they found that the names and Social Security numbers of 43,000 Yale affiliates showed up in Google searches for the past 10 months. The breach occurred when Google altered its search in September 2010 to find and index special […]

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Yale affiliates’ SSNs were searchable on Google

The University announced Friday that the names and Social Security numbers of 43,000 people affiliated with Yale have been available to Google search engine users for the past 10 months. Though Information Technology Services Director Len Peters said there is no indication that the information has been exploited, Yale has established a response center to […]

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Watch a clip of Tom Hanks at Class Day (UPDATED)

The actor spoke at this year’s Class Day. And for the full speech:

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Yale opens up trove of images to public

Yale is opening up its collection of images for public use on the internet. Yale is the first Ivy to unveil new open access policy that will allow any internet-user access to a collective catalog of images of millions of objects from University museums, libraries and archives. These include photos of such renowned collection items […]

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Len Peters to become ITS director

Next year, Information Technology Services will have a new director. Len Peters, Chief Information Officer at Columbia Business School, will replace Philip Long as ITS Director and Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President to the University, Provost Peter Salovey and Shauna King, vice president for finance and business operations, announced in an email today. […]

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