Migrating User Accounts:

We are currently in the process of migrating the chemistry account system to use the campus’s overarching Active Directory. This means that services and apps that previously authenticated using chemistry accounts will be switched to NetID Authentication, eventually we hope to make the chemistry accounts obsolete and exclusively use NetID.

IT Asset Inventory:

We are currently taking inventory of all devices in the building that are either owned by the Chemistry Department or are on the Chemistry Network(This excludes personally owned devices). We will be installing BigFix on all machines that we can find, and marking down who is responsible for said machine. This is in accordance with The IT Asset Management Standard provided by IT Administration for the UW system. This will allow us to mitigate security risks on the system, and in the case of security threats, we will know where to go and who to contact for the machine causing the threat.