The Protect IU Blog
Posted byon November 19, 2014 at 9:23 AM EST
This time of year is synonymous with colds, viruses and other nasty “bugs” that can make you sick.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon November 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM EST
All of us at Indiana University are shocked and distraught at the incident last weekend in Bloomington, where IU roommates were terrorized and sexually assaulted at gunpoint by two men who forced their way into their locked, off-campus apartment. Those three women and their families are in our thoughts.
Posted byon November 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM EST
Microsoft released a patch for its SCHANNEL library in this month's patch tuesday release. There aren't a lot of details about the vulnerability that it fixes, but they are classifying it as an RCE (remote code execution). This is the worst type of vulnerability since it allows attackers to potentially gain control of your host from over the internet. Its impact could be as bad or worse than Shellshock and definitely worse than Heartbleed which was just an information disclosure bug.
Posted byon November 12, 2014 at 10:42 AM EST
Post courtesy of John Summerlot, emergency management coordinator, IU Emergency Management and Continuity.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon November 11, 2014 at 7:16 PM EST
While this incident of early Nov 9 was relatively close to campus, it was all wrapped up and the suspects were in custody fairly quickly, and so there was no ongoing threat to campus. If either of those armed and dangerous individuals had escaped and had been free for any length of time after the exchange of gun fire, there likely would have been an alert.
Posted byon November 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM EST
On one hand, the decision to issue an IU Notify emergency alert, even if it means waking up many people and their loved ones, is simple – it’s the right call to help students and employees avoid injuries (or worse) resulting from an immediate threat.
On the other hand, it’s complicated.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 16, 2014 at 3:44 PM EDT
On Wednesday the 15th, Drupal announced the availability of a patch to fix a critical SQL injection vulnerability in Drupal 7. Attackers may use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary SQL statements remotely with no authentication needed. Drupal 7 site owners should immediately upgrade to Drupal 7.32 or manually deploy the patch to Drupal's database.inc file if a full upgrade isn’t possible.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 15, 2014 at 11:35 AM EDT
IU President Michael McRobbie gave his annual State of the University address yesterday, in which he laid out the framework of a University Bicentennial Strategic Plan. He specifically called out IU's efforts in personal safety, and in information and physical security, and identified these as ongoing priorities:
Posted byon August 17, 2014 at 2:37 PM EDT
This past weekend I received THREE calls from the "IRS." I am, "Melvin" said, subject of some sort of tax evasion petition, and they will be issuing a warrant for my arrest. However, Melvin also said that if I call him back right away (888-369-8791) I can make arrangements to keep that from happening. I got two calls from Melvin, and one from Scott. Other people are receiving the same call from "Julie Smith."Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon August 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM EDT
Disaster recovery planning involves the process, policies, and procedures that enable delivery of critical technical services to Indiana University in the event of natural or man-made disaster.
Disaster recovery (DR) is an integral part of the overall business continuity program. While business continuity is concerned with continuation of the business of the university, disaster recovery or information technology business continuity is focused on the continued operation and function of technology to support those business functions.Learn more about protecting: