The Protect IU Blog
Posted byon November 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM EST
After reminding us of the unusually warm winter of 2011-12, the Farmers’ Almanac 2014 says that the “Days of Shivery” are back. The 197-year-old publication’s 2014 Winter Outlook map labels the Midwest as “biting cold and snowy.”
Looks like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s Winter Preparedness Week comes just in time, Nov. 17-23.
Some folks don’t put much stock in the Farmers’ Almanac. Instead, they rely on the brown band markings of woolly worms – according to folklore, the width of brown bands on the creature’s coat varies proportionately with the severity of the upcoming weather.Learn more about protecting:
Posted by on November 11, 2013 at 3:01 PM EST
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Director of Public Safety Jerry Minger and IU Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel have announced the appointment of Laury Flint as campus police chief at the Indiana University Police Department Bloomington. She began serving in the position Nov. 1.
Flint, 53, began her career as a student in the IU Police Academy in 1980. She has subsequently served as a patrol officer, uniform sergeant, uniform lieutenant, deputy chief of police and, more recently, interim police chief, all on the Bloomington campus.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 7, 2013 at 3:54 PM EDT
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Beyond the Badge 5k.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 17, 2013 at 3:53 PM EDT
You get an email that appears to come from IU. They sound like they really need your passphrase, and right away. They’d sent the email so quickly that it’s riddled with spelling errors. You reply with your passphrase without delay.
It all looked so legitimate. Except it was not. What was wrong with it? There are several “tells” that should raise suspicions. First and foremost, they’re asking for your passphrase. IU will never ask for your passphrase or login credentials via email or phone. Second, they need it now, now, now! And third, the misspellings are a dead giveaway.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM EDT
Children enrolled at IU Northwest’s Youth Citizens’ Police Academy this summer learned about bicycle and water safety, the K-9 unit, SWAT teams and juvenile justice.
The two-week camp also broached topics dealing such as self-esteem, gang violence, bullying and drugs.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 15, 2013 at 10:11 PM EDT
Planning on purchasing a new iPhone 5s? Perhaps think twice about enabling the new fingerprint authentication offered by the device and iOS 7. And this time, it's not the hackers you should keep a lookout for.
From Wired magazine:
"There’s a lot of talk around biometric authentication since Apple introduced its newest iPhone, which will let users unlock their device with a fingerprint. Given Apple’s industry-leading position, it’s probably not a far stretch to expect this kind of authentication to take off. Some even argue that Apple’s move is a death knell for authenticators based on what a user knows (like passwords and PIN numbers).Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon August 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
The Apple iPhone is, arguably, the most popular and recognizable icon of the smartphone industry. If you’ve never owned one, chances are you have seen one or dreamt of the care-free life depicted in every iPhone commercial. While smartphones have brought to our fingertips the vast knowledge contained in the Universe and video of your buddy’s newest kittens in costumes, these devices are also a repository for some of our most valuable information.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon August 27, 2013 at 11:01 AM EDT
With the addition of new student housing and cafeterias at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as well as academic classrooms, all of which are located in the Tower and Hine Hall, pedestrian traffic is expected to be much heavier than in previous years. Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians all play a part in traffic safety. Below are a few tips to keep everyone safe as they navigate their way through campus.
Drivers need to:
• Slow down and obey the posted speed limit.Learn more about protecting: