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One Step Ahead: Working From Off Campus

September 6, 2011, Volume 58, No. 02

One Step Ahead

Another tip in a series provided by the Offices of Information Systems & Computing and Audit, Compliance & Privacy.

Top 10's on Security and Privacy

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the risks you hear about when it comes to safe and secure computing?  You’re not alone.  For every risk, there seems to be an endless stream of advice.  So let’s keep it simple:

On Facebook: Visit the Privacy website to find a Top 10 list and video on how to protect yourself when using Facebook. Did you know that you can create separate lists of friends on Facebook to control who can see what? And that you can limit who can tag you in photos or “check you in” to places? Facebook’s greatest feature—the ability to connect you with many people in an instant—is also the source of its greatest peril. Make sure to check this list often, as Facebook terms and services are known to change regularly!


Safe Computing: You know that computer breaches happen every day. But did you know that most can be prevented by following the most basic precautions? Our Top 10 Tips for Faculty and Top 10 Tips for Staff will get you quickly through the most critical topics: firewalls, passwords, wireless, phishing, attachments and more. Read them all here: www.upenn.edu/computing/security/checklists/Top10


For additional tips, see the One Step Ahead link on the Information Security website: www.upenn.edu/computing/security/



Almanac - September 6, 2011, Volume 58, No. 02