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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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Security and Privacy Online Training & Tools

Penn provides a variety of free tips and tools to help you stay on top of privacy and security issues:

"Top 10" Lists: Whether it be the most important steps to take to protect your smartphone, computer, application or to secure your Facebook profile, Information Security and Privacy have you covered. Check out easy-to-understand "Top 10" lists on all these topics at: and

Grady the Security Dog: In this short video, Grady points to the simplest way to create a secure password:

Securing the Human: Free online computer security training on more than 30 topics is available for all Penn faculty and staff. Each web-based module is only a few minutes long. Contact your Local Support Provider, who can request access on your behalf from Information Security.

If you have questions or feedback about any of these free online resources contact or If you are unsure who your local support provider is, visit


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