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Saturday, January 20, 2018

  New Resources
Travel Tips for Data Security
Free Security/Privacy Training Resources
Two-step verification
Combating Malware
Phishing Archive
Cloud Computing and Data Outsourcing
Best Practices for Applications with Confidential University Data
  Security "Greatest Hits"
Managing Passwords
E-mail Harassment & Forgery
Hoaxes, frauds & scams
Wireless Networking
Encryption & digital signatures
  Best Practices
Secure desktop computing
Secure servers
Secure data deletion
Securing printers
Tips for safe computing
Computing policies
  More in-depth information for
Local support providers
System administrators
  Security initiatives
Critical host compliance
Authentication & authorization
Penn Security & Privacy Assessment (SPIA)
Security Liaisons (Restricted Access)
Secure Share
Secure Space
Vulnerability Scanner
  Related links
Electronic privacy
Worms, trojans, backdoors

Information Security at the University of Pennsylvania

The job of coordinating information security at Penn is handled by the Office of Information Security, a unit of Penn's Information Systems and Computing (ISC) division.

The Office of Information Security establishes, implements and maintains security programs to assist management in the protection of computing resources and associated information assets against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure.


Online Privacy and Security Training

Most people at Penn have already dealt personally and/or professionally with the challenge of keeping confidential information safe and secure. Staying abreast of privacy and security risks, and ways to counteract them, is difficult in today's environment because of the multitude of warnings and rules that exist about handling information.

Penn has developed an online training that focuses many important privacy and security topics that its faculty and staff should know about.

For your own personal benefit, as well as for the benefit of Penn's valued community, we urge all faculty and staff at Penn to take this training. The training will help each of us to meet the expectations of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, patients, visitors and many others who trust in us to protect the privacy and security of their information.

Taking this training requires approximately 20-25 minutes. To enroll, simply go to the University's Knowledge Link site here. Log in using your Penn Key and password, then click on 'Go to Content'.

Thank you for your help in protecting important personal and Penn data - this effort relies on each and every one of us.

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