The University of Virginia has confirmed that sophisticated attackers originating from China illegally accessed portions of the University’s information technology systems. Federal authorities had alerted the University of a possible cyber attack, and this was confirmed by the University on June 11. Upon becoming aware of the attack, the University engaged Mandiant, an internationally recognized cybersecurity firm, to immediately help the University identify the nature of the attack and take corrective action. This action included enhanced security measures to further fortify University data and systems.
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Anthony P. de Bruyn
August 14, 2015
Aug. 16 UPDATE: U.Va. Completes Upgrades to IT Systems After Cyber Attack
July 16, 2015
At Yale University, Raucher served as senior architect, major projects planner and chair of the Design Steering Team. She also has experience in the private sector and held faculty appointments at Syracuse University and the New York Institute of Technology.
June 21, 2015
Many of the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Group on University Climate and Culture bolstered efforts already underway, while others are receiving further exploration.
June 17, 2015
A leading engineering researcher and dean from Duke University, Katsouleas will officially take office as the University’s top academic officer in August.
June 12, 2015
The $3.07 billion spending plan supports U.Va.’s strategic institutional priorities: it advances total student advising, boosts top-tier faculty hires, supports strategic research and ensures that the University remains affordable and accessible for qualified students.
April 22, 2015
The 33rd U.Va. faculty member to be inducted, she will go in alongside Terry Gross, executive producer of NPR’s “Fresh Air”; Phillip Knight, co-founder of Nike; and U.Va. alumna Janet A. Napolitano, president of the University of California system.
December 22, 2014
Thomas Skalak, vice president for research at the University of Virginia, has been named the inaugural executive director for science and technology programs at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle.
November 19, 2014
Changes have been made to comply with new laws and federal guidance, as well as to reflect best practices. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to review the policy and offer their comments.
November 05, 2014
The as-yet-unlocated police substation near the Corner would operate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, beginning in January.