Best Practices: Avoiding Identity Theft

Identity theft has become one of the fastest-growing crimes in America today. Identity theft is the deliberate assumption of another individual's identity, usually to gain access to a person's finances or to frame that person for a crime.

Pitt Text Message Updates


Pitt Text Message Updates is a notification subscription service that allows University students, faculty, and staff to receive news, updates, and other information provided by University departments in text and and/or email format. University departments may use this service to share short, 140-character text updates. Anyone can subscribe to receive text updates through their Profile page at My Pitt (my.pitt.edu). Departments can request the creation of their own text message list by contacting the Technology Help Desk.



The ScienceDMZ provides a network-architecture approach optimized for high-performance scientific applications and the transfer of large research data sets over high-speed wide area networks. It supports big data movement by improving security, cost-effectiveness, and the nimble handling of large (mostly) scientific data sets. 

Resolved: Issue Affecting Telephone Service for IP Phones

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 09:02


9:19 a.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016

The issue that affected the ability of IP phones on campus to receive calls from and place calls to external telephone numbers earlier this morning has been resolved.

9:01 a.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016

An issue is affecting the ability of IP phones on campus to receive calls from and place calls to external telephone numbers. Digital and analog phones are not affected. Computing Services and Systems Development engineers are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Updates will be posted as they become available.