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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 Year’s 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, April 21, 2009 - Almanac Vol. 55, No. 30

Exchange Sensitive Data Securely Using Secure Share

Distributing and sharing important data and files electronically has become such an integral part of our jobs and lives in recent years that most of us routinely send sensitive and confidential information in the form of e-mail attachments or file transfers through instant messaging clients, despite frequent reminders from our IT support staff about the insecure nature of these methods. To help reduce and mitigate the risks inherent in distributing electronic files over insecure channels, Penn's Information Systems and Computing division (ISC) recently inaugurated Secure Share, a free service which affords Penn faculty and staff the opportunity to exchange sensitive files.

With an easy-to-use web-based client, Secure Share users can send any number and type of file—spreadsheets, word processing documents, database extracts and more—to any number of recipients, and each file will be securely encrypted at every stage of the process, whether in transit during upload or download or at rest in the system awaiting retrieval by recipients using the same web client. The application also provides the option to notify the recipients via e-mail and add a comment as well. Once files have been uploaded into the Secure Share application they are available to the designated recipients for 30 days, and once all recipients have downloaded a given file it is securely deleted from the application.

If you are a Penn faculty or staff member, remember that this valuable new service is free­—all you need is your PennKey and password. For a more detailed description of Secure Share including a link to the login page for the application itself, visit:


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