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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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Free Online Computer Security Training for Penn Faculty and Staff

"Securing The Human", a series of 26 short, concise modules covering a wide array of basic security topics, is available to Penn users through the Knowledge Link learning management system. Averaging 2-3 minutes each, these modules explain basic security topics in clear, easy-to-understand language and are designed to be easily absorbed and comprehended by people who use computers in their everyday lives at home and at work. The modules cover topics such as passwords, email and instant messaging, wi-fi security, mobile devices, browsers, and social networking.

Penn's Office of Information Security in conjunction with the Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy has licensed the series from the SANS Institute (, an organization recognized worldwide for its work in computing security. If you are interested in taking this helpful, informative course at your own pace in the comfort of your own office, contact your Local Support Provider, who will request access on your behalf from Information Security. If you’re unsure who your support provider is, visit Once you have access, you can log in at the Knowledge Link home page (


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