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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, March 4, 2008 - Almanac Vol. 54, No. 24

A Privacy-Sensitive Environment: A Little Awareness Goes a Long Way

People who think even a little bit about protecting the privacy and security of Penn data do a lot of good. Keeping privacy and security in mind for faculty and staff has paid great dividends.

The more people think about privacy, the more people there are who clean their offices of sensitive data that no longer needs to be retained, who raise security questions with third parties working with Penn data, and who offer data subjects opt-in or opt-out choice for certain unexpected uses of their data. All of these types of activities, and many others, help protect the privacy of Penn constituents and create a stronger data environment to support many critical activities across the University.

There are many ways to create a privacy-sensitive environment. These “One Step Ahead” tips themselves may be replicated in newsletters, e-mails, and through an available i-Frame on Internet sites and Intranet sites. Staff meetings can be devoted to brainstorming on privacy and security risks in a local environment and strategies to remediate those risks. Staff can be asked to review and sign confidentiality statements—a model statement is available on the PennPrivacy website. Penn’s Privacy or Security office personnel can deliver awareness sessions at office meetings. Extra privacy and security brochures can be requested for delivery to offices. The list goes on.

Consider what would best suit the needs of your office to emphasize the importance of privacy and security issues and to enlist a broader community of faculty and staff working to protect the privacy of Penn constituents.


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