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Posted byon January 4, 2014 at 9:12 AM EST
Temperatures are expected to get below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18C) in the coming days, with wind chills reaching -30F (-34C) so now is a good time to ensure that you are adequately prepared to deal with the cold.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon January 2, 2014 at 11:02 AM EST
NEW ALBANY, IN (Dec. 19, 2013) – ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to shop.
On Sunday, Dec. 14, officers from the IU Southeast police department and IU Southeast students volunteered their time to help nine boys and one girl from Grant Line Elementary school shop for Christmas gifts.
To help spread the Christmas cheer, funds were raised with help from the IU Southeast Alumni Association and members of the community to pay for the children’s gifts.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM EST
When institutional data is shared with a third party (for example, an information technology cloud provider), the university Committee of Data Stewards (CDS) requires the following information to be submitted for review and, in the case of Critical data, assessment by the University Information Security Office (UISO). Please download the attached workbook and provide it to the vendor to fill out and return. When the vendor has returned the completed workbook your departmental contaLearn more about protecting:
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 9:50 AM EST
The University Director of Public Safety, Jerry Minger swore in new IU Kokomo campus police Chief Wayne James on Friday November 22, 2014 on the Kokomo campus.Learn more about protecting:
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: