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Security & Privacy

Start here to find out how to protect your privacy and keep your information and Penn's data safe.

General Security & Privacy Information

Security Web Site - Comprehensive information about securing personal and institutional data and computers, including checklists and advice on issues such as spam.

Information Security Brochure - A compilation of important security information and usage tips.

Privacy Web Site - Comprehensive privacy information, including information about Penn's privacy initiatives and identity theft.

Policies - University security & privacy policies.

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Computer Viruses & Malware

Virus and Threat Protection at Penn - An overview of ISC's comprehensive virus protection program.

Virus Alerts - Information about recent viruses.

Anitivirus Software for Macs and PCs - Site for obtaining software, documentation, and related information.

Antivirus Resources for Providers - Download links and installation instructions.

Tips for Protecting Against Malware & Spyware - How to protect your system and your data.

Windows Update Service (WAUS) formerly Software Update Service (SUS) - on-campus service for downloading security patches for Windows OS.

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Authentication & Kerberos

PennKey & Password - Registering, resetting, using, and protecting your PennKey and password.

Secure Passwords - How to create a secure password.

Kerberos Security - Setting yourself up to use Kerberized applications at Penn.

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Additional Data Security Topics

Data Backup - The BackItUp service provides backup of network-connected computers and workstations.

PGP - Whole disk encryption to protect data on desktops, notebooks, and removeable media.

Secure Share - Service for exchanging sensitive information securely (for faculty and staff).

Secure Space - Filesharing/data storage service for faculty and staff engaged in collaborative activities.

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Security & Privacy Contacts

To Report a Computer Virus

To Report Electronic Harassment or Security Incidents

To Raise Privacy Questions or Concerns

To Report Copyright Infringement in the Electronic Environment

Topics on this Page
General Security & Privacy Information
Computer Viruses & Worms
Authentication & Kerberos
Additional Data Security Topics
Security & Privacy Contacts
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