Security

Beware of Phishing Attacks and Other Scams Over University Breaks

Please note: The IT Service Center will be closed Saturday, July 4, 2015, in observance of Independence Day. The IT Service Center will be open from 12 noon to 6 pm on Sunday, July 5.

LastPass Compromise Notification

LastPass has reported that on June 12 suspicious behavior was noticed and immediately blocked on their systems. LastPass states “No encrypted user vault data was taken; however other data, including email addresses and password reminders, was compromised.” 

Identity Finder - Faculty and Staff Help

Overview

Identity Finder, a tool provided at no-cost to faculty and staff, scans the content of all computer files and alerts the computer user if private information may be easily-accessible (e.g. social security numbers or credit card numbers). This alert allows the user to securely delete or protect this data to avoid others accessing it in the event of a virus or theft.

Know What You Are Responsible For

CU-Boulder employees have access to, and are responsible for protecting, a wide variety of sensitive information. Unauthorized exposure of information such as student academic records, medical information, credit card information, and social security numbers can have a harmful effect on people's lives. Therefore, OIT recommends scanning your computer for private data frequently so you can take the proper precautions.

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Identity Finder - Student Help

Overview

The University of Colorado in partnership with Identity Finder is promoting the Identity Finder Student Initiative, providing Students with a copy of Identity Finder home edition at no cost. The software is designed to assist students find private data stored on their computers.

Modern malware targets locations computers store records of purchases made online, college applications, credit and banking applications and more. If the malware finds this information it communicates that information to its creator. The information is then used to steal identities or to make errant purchases without the owner's knowledge. Knowing where this information is provides the user with options. Students are advised to utilize this software to assist in protecting themselves.

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Antivirus - Technical Staff

Overview

Technical Staff, like our IT Partners, can find helpful information on this page along with installers to Forefront Client Security .msi installers for desktop deployment

Tips for helping your customers transition

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Antivirus - Linux

OIT advises Linux administrators use file protection based on the functionality of the system. If you are running a file server that hosts files that can be executed on a Windows system, use antivirus protection from ClamAV. Host-based intrusion detection (HIDS) is advised for systems that run internet facing services.

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Antivirus - MS Security Essentials

Overview

OIT recommends Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus and antispyware software for pesonally owned computers running Windows OS.

Forefront vs. Security Essentials

  Forefront Security Essentials
Cost: Common good product for CU-Boulder through Microsoft  Software Campus Agreement No Charge
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How to get it

  • Download it from Microsoft and review their installation instructions.
  • Be sure that you do not have Computer Associate's eTrust Antivirus still installed (see uninstall instructions below).

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Antivirus - Sophos Endpoint Protection for Macintosh

Overview

OIT recommends the use of Sophos software for university-purchased Macintosh computers.

  Sophos Endpoint Protection
Cost: No cost.
Available For: Faculty, Staff, and student staff conducting official university business.
Hardware Requriements:
Hardware
  • Intel-based Macs (32-bit and 64-bit)

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Antivirus - System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Windows

Overview

OIT recommends System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Windows antivirus and antispyware software for university owned computers running Windows OS. System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Windows is provided as a common good service through the Microsoft software campus EES agreement. System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Windows is not available for personally owned computers.

Forefront vs. Security Essentials

  Forefront Security Essentials
Cost: Common good product for CU-Boulder through  Microsoft Software Campus Agreement No Charge
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Antivirus - Help

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Microsoft Forefront OIT recommends Microsoft Forefront Client Security antivirus and antispyware software for university owned computers running Windows OS.
Microsoft Security Essentials
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If you need help installing software or if your computer has been infected by a virus or spyware, bring your computer into one of ITS's desktop support walk-in centers.

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If you need help installing software or if your computer has been infected by a virus or spyware, bring your computer into one of ITS's desktop support walk-in centers.

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