One Step Ahead: Almanac Security Tips - 2013
|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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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!)
Be Aware of QR Code Risks
Itís Data Privacy Month: Update Your Facebook Privacy Settings and More
How Are You Celebrating Data Privacy Month?
Stay Secure while Working on Public Wi-Fi Networks
Protecting Your Finances During This Year's Holiday Shopping Season
Cloud and You
Security and Privacy Online Training & Tools
October: Free Secure Disposal of Paper and Electronics at Employee Resource Fair; NCSAM
Student Privacy - What Do I Need To Know? A FERPA Reminder
Top 10 Tips for Securing Your Smartphone or Tablet
Working Off Campus? Some Tips to Consider
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - Almanac Vol. 53, No. 2Welcome back to One Step Ahead, the weekly series of tips on important security and privacy issues and behaviors initiated last year by the Offices of Information Systems & Computing and Audit, Compliance & Privacy. A new set of tips begins in the next issue of Almanac. In the meantime, here’s a brief refresher on a handful of the most important topics covered last spring:
For additional tips, see the One Step Ahead link on the Information Security website: www.upenn.edu/computing/security/.
- Beware of free software - it might contain code that monitors your web activities.
- Limit the use and storage of SSNs on computers and in documents or forms.
- Be careful of what you post online, to discussion boards, blogs, or networking sites. The postings may come back to haunt you in the future.
- Don’t click on unknown website links in email - you could end up downloading a harmful worm or virus.
- Never save passwords in your web browser - anyone using your computer could gain access to private information, or your passwords could be stolen by a worm or virus.
- Don’t download sensitive data to a laptop or unsecured desktop unless it’s absolutely necessary. And if you must, your LSP can advise you on how to secure the data, secure the computer, and delete the data securely when you’re done with it.