Tag: Privacy

June News from Information Security

Summer is upon us! With all of the things that go on here at Berry during the summer, I am endeavoring to keep this newsletter somewhat brief, but still informative. First, there is some late-breaking news about a new vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and Office. If you read nothing else in the newsletter read this first section, unless you are a Mac user…if so, you can safely skip it if you NEVER use a Windows machine. After that, we’ll consider the question of where have you been and what have you done over the last thirty days? If you don’t remember, and you have a Google account, then Google most likely knows. While all of the things you did were most likely a mix of work and personal activities, I’ll offer you an encouragement to attempt to keep those activities and the data resulting from them separate. Finally, some updates…actually, there are LOTS of updates. I’ll update you on the important ones.

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Data Privacy and “O.P.P.”

Instead of “being down with O.P.P.” as a jarring, offensive attitude and phrase, we’re going to say that “being down with O.P.P”, other people’s PRIVACY, is something to strive for. So how do we become “down with O.P.P.” in this new and much better sense?

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Welcome to Data Privacy Week 2022!

This week is Data Privacy Week, created by the same folks who support Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October of each year. This used to be just a single day in January, but the topic is growing rapidly both in criticality and scope. Every time we use the Internet, whether is via social media, shopping sites, content sites, or more important things like banking online or dealing with other financial tasks, information about us is gleaned by the sites we visit and even by sites we don’t. Limiting this information gathering is what this week is all about.

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January News from Information Security

Welcome to 2021! Let’s hope it goes better than 2020. Welcome back to campus. I hope everyone had a good holiday, stayed healthy, and is ready to charge through the spring semester. As you attempt to settle back in, I…

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CAM Week 3 – Phishing and Healthcare Devices

Welcome to week 3 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month! I hope you are all advancing in the Virtual Scavenger Hunt (VSH), but if not, there are some clues later in the article to help you along. If you haven’t yet started,…

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Data Breach Notification: Covve

In February of 2020, it was revealed that Covve, who bills their address book app as the “smartest, simplest, contacts app”, experienced a data breach. Covve left a database exposed to the Internet without a password. There were nearly 23…

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February News from Information Security

Welcome to the much delayed February newsletter! I apologize for the tardiness of this edition. There is a fair amount of news to share, some of it WAY overdue, so I’ll start there. First, if you are using multi-factor authentication…

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