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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, March 30, 2010 - Almanac Vol. 56, No. 27

Penn's Privacy and Security Awareness E-Learning Module: Helping You Protect Yourself & Penn

Staying abreast of privacy and security risks, and ways to counteract them, is difficult in today's environment because of the multitude of warnings and rules that exist about handling information. To assist you, Penn offers a web-based awareness program that focuses on many important privacy and security policies and best practices you should know about. The self-service module takes only 20–25 minutes and can be completed in one or several sittings, whatever’s convenient for you.

In response to user feedback, a number of enhancements have recently been implemented, including the following:

  • Two versions are now available, one with narration and one without; at the opening screen, you can choose the version that best suits your learning style.
  • You can move at will among the slides, “skipping ahead” if material is already familiar and returning to less familiar material for further review.
All faculty and staff at Penn should take advantage of this important offering—for their own personal benefit, as well as for the benefit of Penn's valued community. The knowledge gained will help each of us meet the expectations of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, patients, visitors and many others who trust in us to protect the privacy and security of their information.

To get started, simply go to the University's Knowledge Link site, at and log in using your PennKey and password. Because the Knowledge Link site is being redesigned, the next steps will change in early April 2010. Until then, click on “Optional”; then select “Information Privacy and Security at Penn” from the list of available courses. After the redesign, enter “Information Privacy and Security at Penn” into the search box and click Search. Select the course and click the enrollment button.

Thank you for your help in protecting important personal and Penn data—this effort relies on each and every one of us.


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