The Protect IU Blog
Posted byon May 2, 2014 at 10:38 AM EDT
Having an open and unsecured home network is a risk as it may allow intruders to view your activity, gather information about you, or utilize your network for nefarious purposes. These can lead to potential legal issues, service outages, network performance issues, invasions of privacy, and identity theft.
To make your home network more secure, consider implementing the suggestions below. You may also refer to manufacturer's documentation that came with your router/wireless router for the recommended configuration and settings.
Secure Router Configuration Basics:Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon May 2, 2014 at 9:33 AM EDT
The IU Data Stewards have approved the online survey service provider, Qualtrics, for the use of HIPAA and FERPA protected data.
Qualtrics has not been approved for other Critical data elements.
As with any information technology system, data protection best practices should be known and followed. Among these are:Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon April 28, 2014 at 4:13 PM EDT
Microsoft has released an patch for the Internet Explorer vulnerability. If you haven't enabled daily automatic updates as described below, you should. You can also visit Windows Update directly.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon April 28, 2014 at 11:16 AM EDT
Many recent news articles have brought attention to the increased cyber-attacks targeting those traveling to foreign countries. Indiana University faculty, staff, and students should be aware of the risks to themselves, their devices, and their data when traveling internationally as well as what safeguards are available. In this article we cover some these risks and safeguards. Whether it be business or pleasure, a compromised mobile device can cause problems for users at home and at the office.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon April 18, 2014 at 1:23 PM EDT
We have received approximately 25 reports from faculty and staff who have had a fraudulent 2013 federal tax return submitted to the IRS in their name.
The University Information Security and Policy Offices have reported these cases to the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, and the IRS.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon March 26, 2014 at 4:56 PM EDT
On March 24th 2014, Microsoft released an advisory describing a vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Word related to opening a maliciously crafted Rich Text Format (RTF) file. Users of Microsoft Outlook may also be at risk as by default Outlook uses Word to view certain email types.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon March 13, 2014 at 4:39 PM EDT
Indiana's Governor has declared March 16-22, 2014, to be Severe Weather Preparedness Week. While that overlaps with most campus' Spring Break, tornadoes can happen at any time and the university is participating in the statewide tornado drill by conducting “Operation Stormy Weather”.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon February 25, 2014 at 3:45 PM EST
SSL Authentication Flaw
Apple has released critical security updates to address a dangerous bug in Apple's implementation of SSL/TLS that affects multiple versions of iOS 6, iOS 7, Apple TV OS 6, and OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Without these security update(s) applied, it is possible for an attacker to intercept some types of data on shared networks, such as a WiFi connections commonly available in coffee shops, libraries, and other public venues.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon February 17, 2014 at 9:25 AM EST
Citizens can now become members of Gary/IUN Police AcademyLearn more about protecting:
Posted byon February 10, 2014 at 12:04 PM EST
A vulnerability in NTP, the unix time sychronization service, is currently being exploited.Learn more about protecting: