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RESOLVED: Thursday 1/15 2pm-3pm: Facstaff mail delivery problem

Between 2pm and 3pm on 1/15/2015 the facstaff mail servers were unable to accept mail from outside senders.  Senders would have received an erroneous message indicating "user unknown."  W

Thurs 12/4/14 5:10PM RESOLVED: Intermittent Network Outage

5:15PM We believe that all networking has returned to normal.

Don't Let Cyber-Criminals Toy With Your Data

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This year our focus is on protecting Personally Identifiable Information.  Our new website, yourdata.sas.upenn.edu answers faculty and staff questions:

  • Why protecting your sensitive data is important
  • How to to identify sensitive data
  • How to stay safe
  • Where to go if you need help

Identity Finder Console and Encryption

Attached are the slides used for a short presentation to Security SIG, August 19, 2010, on the Identity Finder Console use at SAS as well as an overview of some encryption technologies.

Web Security Demystified

The attached slides were part of the presentation on web security I gave to the Philadelphia Area New Medi

Using and Extending OSSEC

OSSEC (http://www.ossec.net) is a powerful, open source, client-server modeled host based intrustion detection system.  The attached slides were part of my presentation to the Educause Securit

User Interface and Security

The attached slides were originally part of a presentation I delivered for the Wharton Higher Ed Web Symposium.  The presentation was als

Scheduled Downtime (IT Servers)

Four servers will be offline on Friday, April 16th, 2010 from 5:00–7:00 AM.

Unix Server On-Going Reserved Downtime Window

The Information Security and Unix Systems (ISUS) group of SAS Computing will now reserve a weekly time window for planned system updates which require downtime.