Announcements

  • Tue. 9/16 @ 3pm

    The latest issue of Secure IT! has been released. We invite you to peruse this issue, view back issues and send us ideas for future ones. Enjoy!

  • Wed. 5/7 @ 11am

    No one likes being tricked into doing something they wouldn't want to do or could harm themselves or others. That is what phishing tries to get you to do, for example, giving away your login credentials or social security number. That doesn't have to happen if you learn how to read the clues.

    Here's an example of a phishing email that includes tips on spotting a phony email. To see more examples, head to the Phish Bowl

  • Fri. 4/11 @ 5pm

    Background on OpenSSL and Heartbleed

    Late on Monday, April 7, researchers discovered a flaw in the security tool, OpenSSL, which provides the encryption that protects Internet traffic and communications between one device and another. Most users would know this as the small, closed padlock and "https:" on web browsers to signify that your Internet traffic is secure. The flaw, nicknamed "Heartbleed", allows an attacker to capture usernames, passwords, and pretty much any other information.

  • Tue. 3/18 @ 3pm

    ISG has added the new section How Do I ...? to their web pages. From the main "Information Security" link, click on the "How Do I ...?" link for a collection of commonly asked questions with quick answers, plus links to more details.

  • Mon. 1/27 @ 4pm

    Privacy is important year-round, but January 28 - February 28 is a time specifically set aside to highlight the issue of privacy. ISG recommends three ways to get involved:

  • Thu. 1/23 @ 11am

    Brown is participating in National Data Privacy Month from January 28th-February 28th, 2014. While not as an intensive campaign as we do each October for Cyber Security Month, there are still opportunities to hear from experts, learn how to protect your individual privacy online, and view an intriguing documentary. More on that later.

  • Wed. 1/22 @ 5pm

    Think you may have been part of a security breach affecting Target or other retailers? ISG recommends that, whether or not you might have been a victim, there are a few things you can do to protect your identity as well as financial reputation.

  • Tue. 1/21 @ 3pm

    Overview

    Home networks were relatively simple several years ago, perhaps nothing more than a wireless access point and a computer or two used to surf the Internet or play games online. However, home networks have become increasingly complex. Not only are we connecting more devices to our home networks, but we are doing more things with them. In this edition we will cover some basic steps to creating a more secure home network.

  • Tue. 1/21 @ 3pm

    Keep up with alerts and tips from the Information Security Group by following us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ISGatBrown and https://twitter.com/CISOatBrownU. Here's a sample of a recent tweet so you can see what you're missing:

  • Tue. 1/21 @ 3pm

    The latest issue of Secure IT! has been released. We invite you to peruse this issue, view back issues (to 2010) and send us ideas for future ones. Enjoy!

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