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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, October 8, 2013 - Almanac Vol. 60, No. 8

October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month; Free Secure Disposal of Paper and Electronics at Employee Resource Fair

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)? Each one of us needs to do our part to make sure that our online activities are kept safe and secure - that's what NCSAM is all about. For more information on resources and events available throughout the month to help protect Penn systems and data, visit the NCSAM table at the Employee Resource Fair (details below). Also be sure to visit for additional information on NCSAM.

Did you also know that the annual Employee Resource Fair will take place on Thursday, October 10, from noon to 2 p.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall? During the Fair, Penn's shredding vendor, Recall, will shred personal papers free of charge for Penn employees. This shredding service provides a great opportunity to reduce risks - such as the possibility of identity theft - by securely disposing of confidential papers that are no longer needed. Another Penn vendor, Gigabiter, will securely shred personally owned computer hard drives and properly dispose of personal consumer electronics (such as old TVs and monitors) that are brought to the Fair, at no charge to Penn employees.

Start gathering your unneeded documents and electronics now. On the 10th, simply bring as many documents as you can carry to the Recall shredding truck that will be located on the walkway between College Hall and the Fisher Fine Arts Library during the Fair. Your papers will be shredded on site at no charge. Have your selected hard drives shredded, at no cost to you, at the Gigabiter truck that will be located near Houston Hall during the Fair. The best way to protect confidential information is not to have it - and this is a great way to get rid of it! In addition, bring your old consumer electronics to the Gigabiter truck at the Fair for free, environmentally sound disposal.


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