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One Step Ahead: Almanac Security Tips - 2014

In each issue, Penn's Journal of Record, The Almanac publishes helpful tips and hints for dealing with information security and privacy matters. This page is a collection of all those published thus far.
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Table of Contents (view all)

Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability
Security and Privacy Tips for World Travelers
Filing Taxes Online This Year? Take Steps to Protect Your Information!
If your computer runs Windows XP, you must update it now!
Why Should You Report Security Incidents? And How Do You Report One?
Photo and Video Privacy Issues
The Password is Dead, Long Live the Password!
Data Privacy Month: NSA Surveillance Panel at the National Constitution Center
Protecting Your Finances During This Yearís Holiday Shopping Season
Beware of Phishing E-mails in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
No E-mail from Penn Will Ask For Your Username/Password or SSN
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: Does It Apply to Your Website?
October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month; Free Secure Disposal of Paper and Electronics
What Basic Rules Protect Student Information at Penn? (September 2013)
Protecting Privacy and Security on Penn + Box


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Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - Almanac Vol. 53, No. 5

Your PennKey...and all the reasons to keep it private

You have often heard the strong caution, "donít share your PennKey," but you may not know why. Here are some important reasons.

First, your PennKey and your PennKey password protect your information. PennKey is the authentication system for logging on to self-service websites at Penn, including U@Penn, and viewing your own personnel data. Anyone with your PennKey and password can look up your pay, your dependents, and other information that you probably want to keep private!

Second, the PennKey system protects institutional data. Your PennKey is assigned to you and used to provide access to sometimes numerous systems based on your legitimate needs. Access is granted to you - and not to others. If you need to give an assistant access to a particular system, for example, to your e-mail, contact your Local Support Provider to open a proxy account for your assistant for that e-mail account only. That way, you will achieve what you need without opening up other systems and data to someone who is not authorized for access.

Finally, asking another individual to take training or certify compliance using your PennKey is dishonest - it does not qualify as compliance for you or for Penn. Do not ask someone else to electronically "sign" for you using PennKey, and if you are asked to use someone elseís PennKey, just say "No!" Call 1-888-BEN-TIPS if you have questions or concerns.

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