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
Security Starts With You
New Regulatory Changes: Do They Apply to Your Area?
Protecting Yourself from Rogue AntiVirus Warning Scams
Security and Privacy Tips for World Travelers
Handling Documents and Data of Faculty and Staff Who Have Left Penn
Spring Cleaning Your Office? Know What to Do with E-Waste
Keep Your Identity Safe When Filing Taxes This Year
Why use Penn+Box when Storing Data in the Cloud
Mobile Device Security - 3 Recommendations for Cloud Users (Hint: That's You!)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - Almanac Vol. 58, No. 17
How Are You Celebrating Data Privacy Day?
Data Privacy Day is an annual international event that promotes awareness about the ways personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared. It celebrates the dignity of the individual, as recognized in the concept of personal information, and promotes education about best practices for protecting such information. Data Privacy Day is celebrated January 28 and in the weeks surrounding that date.
How can you celebrate Data Privacy Day in ways that are practical and impactful for you? Here are some ideas:
For more background on Data Privacy Day, visit www.staysafeonline.org/dpd
- On Facebook: Visit the Privacy website to find a Top 10 list and video on how to protect yourself when using Facebook. Did you know that you can create separate lists of friends on Facebook to control who can see what? And that you can limit who can tag you in photos or "check you in" to places? Facebook's greatest feature - the ability to connect you with many people in an instant - is also the source of its greatest peril. Make sure to check this list often, as Facebook terms and services are known to change regularly! www.upenn.edu/privacy/Brochures/top10fb.pdf
- Safe Computing: Visit the Information Systems and Computing website to find ISC's "Top 10 Tips for Faculty" and "Top 10 Tips for Staff". These will get you quickly through the many critical topics - including firewalls, passwords, wireless, phishing and more - that will assist you in protecting both Penn data and your personal information. Read them all here: www.upenn.edu/computing/security/checklists/Top10
For resources relating to higher education, see www.educause.edu/policy/dataprivacy