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Thursday, November 26, 2015

  New Resources
Security Logging Service
Travel Tips for Data Security
Free Security/Privacy Training Resources
Two-step verification
Combating Malware
Phishing Archive
Cloud Computing and Data Outsourcing
Best Practices for Applications with Confidential University Data
  Security "Greatest Hits"
Managing Passwords
E-mail Harassment & Forgery
Hoaxes, frauds & scams
Wireless Networking
Encryption & digital signatures
  Best Practices
Secure desktop computing
Secure servers
Secure data deletion
Securing printers
Tips for safe computing
Computing policies
  More in-depth information for
Local support providers
System administrators
  Security initiatives
Critical host compliance
Authentication & authorization
Penn Security & Privacy Assessment (SPIA)
Security Liaisons (Restricted Access)
Secure Share
Secure Space
Vulnerability Scanner
  Related links
Electronic privacy
Worms, trojans, backdoors

Free Presentations for Computer Security Awareness & Training (CSAT)

Penn has ready-made materials for you or a member of the CSAT team to provide computer security awareness and training in your area!

The Penn Security Liaisons CSAT program has developed three PowerPoint slide decks on high priority security topics to make it easy to communicate best practices campus wide. Some key points about them:

  • Each presentation is only 8-10 slides long. Slides focus on easy-to-understand tips for securing Penn systems and data.
  • A script is provided in the "Notes" section of each presentation, outlining key concepts and content to guide any presenter.
  • Schools/Centers are encouraged to customize these materials to make them more relevant to their audience and work environment.
  • All of the decks are available to Security and Privacy Liaisons via Penn+Box

A brief introduction to each of the presentations is provided below. To access the slide decks on your own, or to arrange for a member of the CSAT team to provide an in-person presentation on one of the topics, please write to Please note, these materials are restricted to Penn affiliates only . Unfortunately, we may not share these outside of the Penn community.

Smartphones & Mobile Devices: Common Problems…And How to Fix Them
  • Learn about the single most likely security event to occur with your smartphone or tablet
  • Discuss why the current environment poses new problems for security
  • Get resources and tips for avoiding common phone and tablet security problems (including those relating to traveling abroad).

Social Engineering: Stop. Think. Connect.
  • Learn what methods hackers use to trick you into giving them information
  • Review how to spot phishing attacks in email
  • Learn about other forms of social engineering (e.g., in-person and over the telephone)

Increasing Chance of Clouds: An Introduction to Using Cloud-Services Safely at Penn
  • Cover the "When, why and how" of evaluating a cloud vendors security.
  • Learn what services Penn has already vetted and made available for your use.
  • Identify where to get help with Cloud services.


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