Security Training & Awareness

Information security training is essential to IT professionals — ranging from database and system administrators, developers, and engineers to management who have a stake in the IT decisions in their department.

The UISO is committed to providing awareness of and access to proper security education and training to professionals across the university. We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to deliver top quality training.

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Security Awareness Materials

The Information Security and Policy Offices generate and provide educational materials regarding computer use and security. Feel free to download these and use them, either printed or electronically, in your campaign.

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SANS Partnership Program

IU participates in the SANS Partnership Program, one of the most trusted and largest source for information security training, certification and research in the world.

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PCI DSS Training Resources

The UISO is committed to supporting the IU Office of the Treasurer in their efforts to maintain a PCI compliant environment.

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Security & Policy Blog Posts

  • We have received approximately 15 reports from faculty and staff who have had a fraudulent 2013 federal tax return submitted to the IRS in their name. There is no evidence the tax fraud is a result of a disclosure of information that originated from IU.
  • On March 24th 2014, Microsoft released an advisory describing a vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Word.
  • 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, OS X 10.9 (Maverics).
  • Older version of NTP with outdated configuration may allow servers to be used in a Denial of Service attack

    Recent Security Bulletins

  • Vulnerability in OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 before 1.0.1g
  • New ransomware named CryptoLocker threatens to destroy data unless a payment is made.
  • Critical Java Vulnerability included in Exploit Kit
  • This bulletin details four recently published, critical rated, vulnerabillies in Adobe ColdFusion and ways to mitigate the risk of them being exploited including the hotfix for supported versions.