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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, May 5, 2009 - Almanac Vol. 55, No. 32

Updated Purchase Order Terms and Conditions Regarding Information Privacy & Security

The University's Purchase Order Terms and Conditions document states the general terms of contracts applicable between the University and its vendors. The document is automatically incorporated into each University purchase order. Recently, the Terms and Conditions were updated with respect to privacy and security of information. The new Terms and Conditions include strong requirements to protect confidential data, including provisions for data security safeguards, access and use restrictions and breach reporting.


As indicated, the Purchase Order Terms and Conditions set out general requirements for University purchase orders and contracts. It is important to note that there could also be circumstances involving, for example, particularly sensitive data, where more extensive contractual protections would be warranted.

If your school or center is renewing or renegotiating a vendor agreement that involves storage, transmission or processing of confidential data, be sure that appropriate data privacy and security requirements are included in the agreement.

For more information regarding data privacy, contact the Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy at (215) 573-4492. For questions concerning the applicability of the Purchase Order Terms and Conditions, contact Purchasing Services at (215) 898-7216.


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