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Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM EDT
Early adopters of Windows 8 have found themselves using a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash player for Internet Explorer with no patch available. Windows 8 includes a version of Adobe Flash, but the Flash installer for Windows will not update the Windows 8 version and instead refers users to the Microsoft Windows Update service.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM EDT
September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and I’ve been thinking about the way we look at emergencies and preparing for them a little differently now than we once did.
I know that emergency preparedness isn’t really new. I remember grade school fire drills, practicing a safe and orderly exit from the building and gathering in a safe place. And “sheltering in place” tornado drills. We sat on the floor in the hallway of the school building, back against the lockers, heads between our knees and covered by arms and hands to protect ourselves from falling, blowing objects.
And then there were bomb shelters. I begged my parents to build one after my classmates and I drilled our eighth-grade history teacher about what countries would be on “our side” if the Cubans launched missiles the direction of the U.S.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM EDT
The need for transparency is gaining steam in many industries, including Corporate America, Government Agencies and Higher Education. More and more hands are trying to get involved in the analyses of compliance and risk information to influence the top-level decision-making process. This used to be looked at in a negative light but recent events in our industries have impacted this initiative.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM EDT
An Open Invitation
Join local privacy professionals for a fun night of networking!!
The next IAPP Privacy After Hours will be Wednesday, September 19.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon August 31, 2012 at 9:47 AM EDT
Labor Day Weekend, 2012, is almost upon us, and while the details from all the models for Hurricane Isaac have shifted, the remnants of the storm are still coming. Everywhere in Indiana will feel the impact, starting as early as Friday evening to as late as Saturday morning. Most scenarios predict 2"-4" of rain for southern and central Indiana, but some predict amounts over 7", and maybe more. Here's what you need to know:Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon August 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM EDT
Labor Day weekend in Bloomington always is a huge deal. It’s the last fling of summer. There is boating, swimming and cooking out. There is the annual Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts. And added to the fun this year, the Hoosier football team opens its season at home in Memorial Stadium against Indiana State on Saturday, September 1.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon August 22, 2012 at 12:08 PM EDT
We received a set of "Social Media Smart Cards" from a government agency recently and they gave permission for us to share these with our community. These Smart Cards give hints and illustrate how to set privacy and other settings to ensure that your information is visible only to the people of your choosing.
First I tried out the Facebook Smart Card (see The Facebook Smart Card (and Your Birthday)).
This time I'm trying the Twitter Smart Card (see attached).Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon August 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM EDT
Ever wonder what sorts of physical and environmental safeguards you should put in place to protect all of the information you have stored in your computers and filing cabinets? If so, pull up a chair and lend an ear!Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon August 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM EDT
At first glance, it may seem strange to have a Human Resources domain in an Information Security and Privacy Program. Such a program is all about technology, isn't it?
Actually, no. People play such a fundamental role in information security and privacy that an organization's security and privacy safeguards are no better than the people who implement and use them.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon July 27, 2012 at 2:40 PM EDT
A Microsoft security blog post highlights the importance of keeping all of your software up-to-date. The University offers Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) at no cost to students, faculty, and staff on IUware Online.
From the article:Learn more about protecting: