The Protect IU Blog
Posted byon May 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM EDT
Welcome to Flight CVE-2013-2094
This week, a vulnerability in the Linux kernel appeared publicly on the radar with an active exploit close on its tail. A local, unprivileged user can leverage a Linux kernel flaw to gain escalated privileges, without authentication, on a system running a Linux kernel version 3.8.8. And just when you think your old frequent flyer miles are safe, the vulnerable code affects any kernel version between 2.6.37 and 3.8.8 (and even to centos 6 2.6.32 kernels).
Details about the vulnerability can be found here:Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon May 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM EDT
Really? Warm weather? About time…right? It’s been a cool spring for Hoosiers and, in fact, for most of the nation. But a swarm of tornadoes last night in northern Texas broke the calm weather pattern to bits. Unusually cool weather from the Rockies to the East Coast over past months kept volatile weather activity to a minimum, according to a USA Today story. During the past 12 months, the nation experienced the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954, and only seven people were killed by tornadoes from May 2012 to April 2013, the fewest in a 12-month period since 1899-1900.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon May 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM EDT
Quick thought of the day: Should the Board of Trustees be included in your ERM Assessment Cycle?
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) provides reasonable assurance to the university’s management and Board of Directors that the core mission and objectives are achieved. Assessments are completed throughout the university, identifying risks, mitigation steps, and action plans to further the benefit of an ERM program. But, what about the Board of Trustees (BoT)? Should they be included?Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon May 2, 2013 at 3:29 PM EDT
Over the next few days, students will participate in commencement ceremonies at IU campuses across the state. We’re ready. The herald trumpet is shined, the banners unfurled, the gowns pressed. Chairs and podiums are set up, microphones tested. Landscaping is in shape, with grass trimmed and flowers planted. Diplomas are ready to go. And because I work with IU Emergency Management and Continuity, I’ll assure you that security in place. So, now, on with the show...Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon May 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM EDT
Goodbye, school! Hello, world! IUEMC loves commencement season! Did you know that 18,828 students are eligible to participate in ceremonies on IU campuses across the state? Or that one quarter of this year’s grads are first-generation college students? Or that our grads come from every county in Indiana, every state in the U.S. -- including the District of Columbia -- and 127 countries? Celebrate our amazing graduates, their diversity and achievement…and be safe. If you SEE something, SAY something.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon April 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM EDT
The bombings at the Boston Marathon last Tuesday and the subsequent hunt for the bombers shut down Boston along with some 50 colleges in the area. The Boston U. community was left to mourn a student killed in the bombings; at UMass-Dartmouth, many students recognized a friend as one of the bombing suspects; and at MIT, the campus family lost a police officer. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon April 19, 2013 at 1:13 PM EDT
Three Indiana University campuses will host or are involved with large annual events Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, and university officials are taking the opportunity to remind people to be watchful and aware of their surroundings.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon April 18, 2013 at 11:39 AM EDT
In light of rough weather expected today for most campuses, IU Emergency Management and Continuity urges you to be prepared and offers the following:
Wild weather threatens.
Swirling, angry wind comes.
Hoosiers seek safe shelter.
Please. Be careful out there. Know where to seek shelter in the event of severe weather.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon April 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM EDT
The University Office of Environmental Health and Safety Management has created an online resource for researchers and laboratory staff to locate research safety notices and reminders that have been distributed by our office. Principal Investigators and their staffs are encouraged to check this page periodically and also when questions arise concerning laboratory safety and compliance. Link: http://www.ehs.iu.edu/ehs-and-you/researchers-laboratory-staff.shtmlLearn more about protecting:
Posted byon April 15, 2013 at 12:03 PM EDT
Personal Safety – It’s All About YOU!Learn more about protecting: