What’s New

News & Announcements from SAS Computing

Unix Server On-Going Reserved Downtime Window

The Information Security and Unix Systems (ISUS) group of SAS Computing will now reserve a weekly time window for planned system updates which require downtime.


PHP Code Auditing Session 1

Attached is the power point (.ppt) presentation detailing the contents of the first session of the SAS Information Security PHP Code Auditing training.

Security Alert for Windows Desktops, Laptops and Servers: Schannel Vulnerability

On Tuesday, November 11th, Microsoft issued an update (2992611) to all Microsoft-supported versions of Windows to fix a critical security vulnerability.

Provisioning a New Drupal Site

In order to begin developing a new Drupal site it is important to first follow some provisioning guidelines.

Identity Finder FAQ for Faculty and Staff

What is Identity Finder?

Identity Finder is software that can find personal information, such as Social Security numbers and credit card information, that is stored on a personal computer. Penn has licensed Identity Finder to help users find and protect this kind of data.

SAS Spam Shield Available for Facstaff Users

In response to the increasing number of SPAM messages being sent to SAS faculty and staff email addresses everyday, SAS Computing has implemented a new, state-of-the-art SPAM-filtering system on the facstaff.sas email server, SAS Spam Shield.


Qualtrics is an online service for creating and administering surveys. The School of Arts and Sciences has a site license for Qualtrics.

Computing Website Redesigned

Welcome to the new website for computing and information technology in the School of Arts & Sciences. The redesigned site, unveiled on September 22, provides several improvements.

Planned Networking Outage, Sunday October 5th, 4am-6am

On Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 4 AM - 6 AM, critical maintenance will be performed on networking systems in our data center. During
this time, many SAS IT Services will be unavailable.