Security & Privacy
Start here to find out how to protect your privacy
and keep your information and Penn's data safe.
General Security &
Security Web Site
- Comprehensive information about securing
personal and institutional data and computers, including
checklists and advice on issues such as spam.
Security Brochure - A compilation of important security information
and usage tips.
Web Site - Comprehensive privacy information,
including information about Penn's privacy
initiatives and identity theft.
Policies - University
security & privacy policies.
Computer Viruses & Worms
at Penn - An overview of ISC's comprehensive
virus protection program.
Alerts - Information about recent viruses.
for Macs - Site for obtaining software, documentation, and related
for PCs - Site for obtaining software, documentation, and related
Software for Servers - Download links and
for Protecting Against Viruses & 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.
PennKey & Password
- Registering, resetting, using, and protecting
your PennKey and password.
Passwords - How to create a secure password.
- Setting yourself up to use Kerberized applications
Additional Data Security
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.
Security & Privacy
a Computer Virus
Report Electronic Harassment or Security Incidents
Raise Privacy Questions or Concerns
Report Copyright Infringement in the Electronic