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    Info on general security topics, such as spam, identity theft, and how to protect your computer.
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    Details about the OSU Information Risk Management Program currently under development.
  • IT Security Framework
    Details about recommended controls, including simple checklists and tools for network administrators and IT security professionals.
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How the Heartbleed Bug Affects Ohio State

April 11, 2014
This week, a world-wide security issue was discovered called the “Heartbleed Bug.” The issue involves network software called OpenSSL, which is an open-source set of libraries for encrypting online services. The media coverage that has surrounded Heartbleed opens the door for phishing attempts, so you can expect to see more phishing emails – don’t fall for them! If you receive emails, asking you to click on a link and provide an ID and password, do not do it. Representatives from Ohio State will NEVER ask you for a password via email.

National Consumer Protection Week is March 2–8

February 28, 2014

National Consumer Protection Week runs from March 2–8 and is all about making sure consumers understand their rights in order to make better-informed decisions.  Every day we as consumers make choices about things such as health, technology, credit cards, privacy

Celebrate Data Privacy Day and Month by Learning About Privacy!

January 27, 2014

Held annually on January 28, Data Privacy Day is an international effort to raise awareness and educate about the privacy of personal data and information in a digitally dependent world. With so much information to share, Data Privacy Day is

Have You Heard About Tax Identity Theft?

January 13, 2014

Ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be.

Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get

Information Risk Management Framework: Keeping Data Accessible and Secure

October 15, 2013

 As university leaders, we all have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that our information is appropriately managed. More importantly, the focus areas of the university all rely on data as a core element of success:

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