Don’t worry about Citrix

RUG: Don’t worry about Citrix, you can still work from home

In spite of the security leak at Citrix, staff and students at the RUG will be able to work from home. While the university makes use of the software, it doesn’t use the components that are compromised.
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Koen Marée

Door Koen Marée

20 January om 13:09 uur.
Laatst gewijzigd op 21 January 2020
om 13:01 uur.
Koen Marée

By Koen Marée

January 20 at 13:09 PM.
Last modified on January 21, 2020
at 13:01 PM.

Last week, on Friday, the National Cyber Security Centre (NSCS), acting on advice issued by the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), called for a shutdown of all Citrix systems.

The Lower House, Schiphol, the Vrije Universiteit, and the University of Leiden all did so. 

Working from home

The RUG uses the Citrix Workspace App, which enables people to log onto the university network. The university doesn’t use the affected servers, which host Citrix ACD and Citrix Gateway. Spokesperson Jorien Bakker says that staff need not worry.

Last week, on Tuesday, the RUG suffered IT problems, resulting in 14,000 people being unable to log in to their accounts. These problems were caused by a technical malfunction in the login system.

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