UCL Computer Security Newsletter - May/June 2009
The purpose of this newsletter is to keep all security reps and other
interested parties informed about what is happening around UCL
regarding computer security. Further information from the Computer
Security Team is always available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cert .
As has been rather obvious recently, there have been a lot of new phishing attempts - they are getting better and more difficult to spot at a distance. We sent out an all-staff email about the latest wave at the beginning of May and are grateful to those reps who regularly keep their own users apprised of new waves. We are always happy to help check out the validity of emails, but we do receive them ourselves (as we cannot allow email to our group email to have its junk filtered out) and do not need to be sent examples simply for information.
2. Security Course on THURSDAY
Just received this from JANET - this is the same course as that commissioned in the past by us to be run on UCL premises. Note, we are not planning to commission this course again for the time being (the courses are not free, but CST provide them free) - we are more likely to commission their privacy course next time:
"You may be interested to know that there are still places remaining at the following JANET Training courses in June:
Managing IT Security
4th June 2009
Woburn House, London
The security of computer, data and networks is now a matter of importance to everyone who uses them. Computers connected to a network, whether local or wide area, are exposed to many threats against their effective operation and the safety and privacy of the data they hold. A full description of the course is available at http://www.ja.net/services/training/courses/managingitsec.html "
3. New guidelines
Just a "watch this space" - we are working on guidelines relating to cloud offerings and hope to announce these soon.
Please note all correspondence from the UCL Computer Security Team is digitally signed either with personal PGP keys or the CERT team key (public keys available from http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cert/contacts.html ).
This newsletter and previous ones are available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/common/cst/cst-newsletters (except currently the March 2007 one as that had sensitive information in it).
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