Standard Access to CU Online Systems RestoredJan 7, 2022
The temporary restrictions placed on CU online systems in December have been lifted and standard access restored beginning Friday, January 7, 2022, at noon. You no longer need to use the university’s virtual desktop interface or virtual private network (VPN) to access our online systems. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we addressed this security issue.
We informed you in December of a global security threat impacting systems running Java, specifically Log4J software. At that time the CU System and campuses took preemptive measures to protect our systems and data including restricting access to online systems and mobilizing IT experts to address the immediate risk. Those teams worked tirelessly with our security experts to apply critical fixes, and with our vendors to ensure their due diligence on our behalf.
With new safeguards and enhanced monitoring in place, we are able to safely return to standard operations and restore normal access across all systems. To our knowledge, university data was not compromised.
We have not seen the last of these types of threats, but for now we have risen to the occasion. I feel privileged to have witnessed the phenomenal collaboration of our IT teams across the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. This was not just an OIT effort, but truly one team with one mission: protect our campus. That team, in concert with other campuses and the CU System, shared information, assisted one another selflessly, and worked diligently to protect us. I was reminded of what makes CU Anschutz such a special place to work.
For ongoing updates, please refer to the OIT System Status webpage.