About Pepperdine Device Management

The latest developments in device management at Pepperdine, along with relevant informational links and our patch log.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Patching begins!

We have successfully passed another major milestone in keeping our computers and network secure. The first large-scale application of security patches through our Device Management system happened over two days, June 20 and 21 and focused on computers in the Thornton Administrative Center (TAC) on the Malibu campus. We chose to begin with the TAC because of the high number of computer users in a relatively small location so that we could be on hand to help people and answer questions during the patching process.

In order to prepare people in the TAC, members of IT canvassed the building on June 19, talking with people and handing out informational fliers with what to expect once the patch rollouts were underway. While visiting with the staff we also took the opportunity to ensure the Device Management agent was installed correctly so patching would happen as smoothly as possible.

Based on what we learned from the TAC rollout we will refine our process and expand patching to the Tyler Campus Center on the Malibu campus (TCC) and to the West LA campus next week.

See a list of the patches applied at: http://devicemanagement.pepperdine.edu/p/pdm-patch-log.html

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