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February 7, 2012, Volume 58, No. 21

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

Fun, Free Online Privacy and Security Resources

Want to see some quick, free videos and other tools on top privacy and security issues? Check out the resources below. They are free to you as a member of the Penn community—and we think enjoyable too!

•  Grady the Security Dog—In this short video, Grady points to the simplest way to create a secure password: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeC_KzgPNk0

•  Privacy on Facebook—The Privacy website—www.upenn.edu/privacy—links to a video and written Top 10 list that describe key strategies to protecting yourself when using Facebook.

  Computer Security—Following simple steps can prevent most computer security problems. ISC Information Security has identified the Top 10 things for faculty, staff and students to ensure safe computing. View them all here: www.upenn.edu/computing/security/checklists/Top10

•  Securing the Human—Free online computer security training, addressing 26 different topics selected especially for those working in higher education, is available for all Penn faculty and staff. Each module is only a few minutes long and delivered through the Knowledge Link home page (http://knowledgelink.upenn.edu). Contact your Local Support Provider, who can request access on your behalf from Information Security. 

If you have questions or feedback about any of these free online resources contact security@isc.upenn.edu or privacy@upenn.edu. If you are unsure who your local support provider is, visit www.upenn.edu/computing/view/support/

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

Almanac - February 7, 2012, Volume 58, No. 21