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News & Announcements from SAS Computing

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.


PHP Code Auditing Session 1

Attached is the power point (.ppt) presentation detailing the contents of the first session of the SAS Information Security PHP Code Auditing training.

Security Alert for Windows Desktops, Laptops and Servers: Schannel Vulnerability

On Tuesday, November 11th, Microsoft issued an update (2992611) to all Microsoft-supported versions of Windows to fix a critical security vulnerability.

Identity Finder FAQ for Faculty and Staff

What is Identity Finder?

Identity Finder is software that can find personal information, such as Social Security numbers and credit card information, that is stored on a personal computer. Penn has licensed Identity Finder to help users find and protect this kind of data.

SAS Spam Shield Available for Facstaff Users

In response to the increasing number of SPAM messages being sent to SAS faculty and staff email addresses everyday, SAS Computing has implemented a new, state-of-the-art SPAM-filtering system on the facstaff.sas email server, SAS Spam Shield.


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