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Port Security & Authentication for WREN Wired Connections

Port Security and Authentication for WREN Wired Connections

During the next several weeks, CIO/G-6 will be implementing Port Security to enforce authentication on all WREN wired connections.  This new security feature will prevent unauthorized users and devices from connecting to WREN wired ports in the same way we currently require authentication for all wireless users and devices.

Current Network Status

Port security has already been enforced in all DCA and ODIA areas in addition to the Cadet Barracks.  We will now begin enforcing port security in all academic building areas including offices, classrooms, and labs.  This phase of implementation plan will begin during the week of 4-10 JAN 21 and be completed before the start of classes on or about 15 JAN 2021 in all academic building areas.

Process for testing and validation

CIO/G-6 has enabled port security in the “open mode” which will allow users to test their wired authentication credentials without losing network connectivity. Once the testing phase is complete, authentication will be required for all users in that location.  All users in the academic buildings will now be able to configure and test their authentication settings in accordance with the following KB articles:

Window OS

Mac OS

 

Schedule for Testing

30 NOV – 4 DEC: DCA locations including Ike Hall, Firstie Club, Cullum Hall, West Point Club,

30 NOV – 4 DEC: ODIA locations including Michie Stadium, FEN Lacrosse, Holleder Center, Tennis Center, and ODIA Headquarters

7-11 DEC: Buffalo Soldiers Field area locations including HHC, EOC, IG and AOG buildings

7-11 DEC: DPW area locations including G4, Band, Gillis, Tronsue, Rugby and Shea Stadium

14-18 DEC: Academic buildings and USMAPS

18-22 JAN: Taylor Hall and GO Quarters

 

Schedule for Enforcement:

7 – 11 DEC: DCA locations including Ike Hall, Firstie Club, Cullum Hall, West Point Club

14-18 DEC: ODIA locations including Michie Stadium, FEN Lacrosse, Holleder Center, Tennis Center, and ODIA Headquarters

4-8 JAN: Academic buildings and USMAPS

11-15 JAN: Buffalo Soldiers Field area locations including HHC, EOC, IG and AOG buildings

18-22 JAN: DPW area locations including G4, Band, Gillis, Tronsue, Rugby and Shea Stadium

25-29 JAN: Taylor Hall and GO Quarters

 

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