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Posted byon October 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM EDT
Are you reading this on your smartphone, laptop, or tablet? Statistically, you probably are. The latest figures show that there are 6 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide—that’s 87 percent of the world’s population.
And because mobile devices are so popular, compact, and convenient, they are at high risk of loss or theft. In fact, experts say that one laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, and 70 million smartphones are lost every year.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM EDT
Computers, networking equipment, mobile devices, storage media, and other IT components store, process, and transmit large quantities of information. Want to know more about how to manage these devices to appropriately protect information? If so, we have just the resource for you!Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM EDT
Pressure on the Board of Directors for higher education and corporate America has always been high, but thanks to recent developments in compliance enterprise risk management, Board of Directors are starting to be held personally responsible. According to Steven Minsky, expectations include the choice between proving their risk management programs are effective or disclosing their ineffectiveness to the public. In other words, the ability to claim that they were unaware is no longer a defense.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM EDT
BIG ticket demand equals a BIG crowd in Bloomington this weekend.
IU Athletics has updated information for negotiating travel to and around Bloomington for this Saturday's (Oct. 13) 8 p.m. football game with Ohio State in Memorial Stadium. In response to high ticket demand, IU Athletics has added auxiliary and shuttle parking options to help alleviate parking and traffic congestion.
BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT IT TO USE IT! Right? So plan ahead. Read this.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 5, 2012 at 2:26 PM EDT
Helicopters will be intermittently flying over IU Bloomington on Sunday, Oct. 7th. They will use infrared technology to identify the condition of building roofs on campus which will be used for repair/replacement planning purposes. They will fly twice, during the daylight hours and at night.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM EDT
Hey, Hoosier football fans! It’s Homecoming in Bloomington. If you are headed to Memorial Stadium this weekend for the Michigan State game, or just to Bloomington for good times with good friends, take a second to check the current traffic information, including updated traffic patterns and alternate routes. Drive carefully and go Hoosiers!Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 5, 2012 at 11:47 AM EDT
Flu shots, anyone? Better think seriously about getting one. As usual, new strains of the virus have evolved. They’ve debuted a little early this season, and are making the rounds. One of the new flu bugs – H3N2 -- can be particularly nasty.
The main concern of public health people this year rests upon a good thing. Last year’s flu season turned out to be mild, causing a record-low number of hospitalizations according to USA Today. Why should that be a problem? Because experts are concerned that complacency may make people view getting a flu shot as optional.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 24, 2012 at 1:12 PM EDT
Bloomington is generally a safe place to live, but Bloomington is a city of more than 100,000 people if you include the IUB campus student population. It isn’t reasonable to think there won’t be any personal safety and security risks in a population of this size.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 7:23 AM EDT
Information Security Awareness Student Video & Poster Contest
Win cash, gain experience, and earn international recognition with one short video or a poster!
The EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) is conducting a contest in search of short information security awareness videos and posters developed by college students for college students. The contest seeks creative, topical, and effective videos (two minutes or less) and posters that focus attention on information security problems and how best to handle them.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 12, 2012 at 10:32 AM EDT
Microsoft only released two bulletins for September 2012, but that doesn't mean IT professionals should just sit back an relax. In October 2012, Microsoft will be making an automatic update available that blocks use of encryption keys shorter than 1024 bits.Learn more about protecting: