K-Staters who handle credit card information should attend this Friday’s IT security roundtable on credit card security if they missed the same seminar given Jan. 14. The Feb. 11 seminar is 9-10 a.m. in Hale 501 (the Hemisphere Room) and presented by Harvard Townsend, K-State’s chief information security officer.
See last week’s IT Tuesday article for more details.
As reported earlier, changes are in the works for antivirus protection for both Windows and Mac computers at K-State. For Windows, the primary issue was support for Windows 7 since Trend Micro OfficeScan 8 does not support it. For Macs, there were two issues — expiration of the Symantec AntiVirus for Macs license on Oct. 27 and Trend Micro Security for Macs 1.5 (TMSM) not supporting Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Fortunately, we now have solutions for all these issues.
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Apple aficionados are excited about last Friday’s release of Mac OS X 10.6, aka “Snow Leopard”. Unfortunately, security software vendors haven’t matched that enthusiasm, so the likes of Symantec and Trend Micro do not yet support MacOS 10.6 with their antivirus products.
Consequently, K-Staters should delay deployment of Mac OS X 10.6 until a supported antivirus product is available. Continue reading “Antivirus protection not yet available for Mac OS X 10.6”
For many years, K-State has provided antivirus protection for Mac users with Symantec Antivirus (SAV) for Macs corporate edition (SAV). The bad news is that our license for SAV expires Oct. 27, and given the current budget challenges, there are no funds to renew. The good news is that Trend Micro now has a Mac antivirus client that is included in our site license, so it is already paid for with full support until March 2012 for all faculty, staff, and student office and home Mac computers.
SIRT, K-State’s Security Incident Response Team, is in the process of testing a beta release of a Trend Micro Security for Mac (TMSM) version 1.5. In fact, engineers from Trend Micro are on campus this week (July 27-28) to help install, configure, and test TMSM on servers and Mac computers around campus. Unlike SAV, TMSM is a manageable product and includes more security features, such as support for Web Reputation Services. Continue reading “Update on Mac antivirus protection at K-State”
Mark your calendar: Monday, Oct. 5, is the date of the fourth K-State Security training event. This time around, K-State’s IT security team and Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) will be joining with members of the Kansas Board of Regents Information Security Council to present a full day of computer security training. The event will be open to K-Staters and to security personnel from other universities throughout the state.
This full-day training will feature sessions by computer security officers from K-State as well as from other Regents universities.
Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about securing your corner of cyberspace.
More than 100 K-State faculty/staff and IT personnel from other Regents institutions gathered in the K-State Union Thursday, April 9, for the annual IT security training event. They heard presentations on topics including how to recognize a scam; how to secure a home computer; advanced forensics; best practices for securing computers on campus; web application security; securely deleting files; effective management of Trend Micro OfficeScan; and protecting Social Security numbers. Presentation materials are now available on the event website.
Larry Kettlewell, the chief IT security officer for the State of Kansas, provided context for IT security governance and policies at the state level in his keynote address, while Harvard Townsend, K-State’s chief information security officer, gave an overview of security threats 2007-2009 at K-State and worldwide, plus what’s on the horizon (and told a lot of really bad jokes).
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Due to scheduling conflicts and the proximity to Thursday’s IT security training event, the SIRT IT security roundtable on traveling safely scheduled for April 10 has been postponed (again!) to 9-10 a.m. Friday, May 8, in Union 213. This date should work better anyway, since soon thereafter people will embark on their summer travels. Watch InfoTech Tuesday for more details as the date approaches.
The deadline to register for the April 9 IT security training event sponsored by SIRT is Sunday, April 5. Register this week to reserve your spot and identify the sessions you will attend. The event is free and open to any K-State faculty, staff, or students, as well as IT professionals from other Regents’ institutions. All sessions take place 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the K-State Student Union.
Details are available on the event website. If you have any questions, contact Harvard Townsend (785-532-2985, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Neil Sindicich (785-532-2598, email@example.com).
Registration is now open for the April 9 IT security training event sponsored by SIRT. There is no cost to attend but registration is required so visit the online registration site now to reserve your spot and identify the sessions you will attend. All sessions will take place 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the K-State Student Union and are open to any K-State faculty, staff, or students, as well as IT professionals from other Regents’ institutions.
As in the past, you will have a choice of less-technical and more-technical topics during the two breakout sessions. Topics include: Continue reading “Registration open for April 9 IT security training event”
Mark your calendars for 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 9, so you can attend SIRT‘s annual IT security training event in the K-State Student Union. This annual event is free and open to any K-State faculty, staff, or student.
Like past events, this year’s training will include two general sessions covering topics relevant to everyone, plus two sets of breakout sessions with more technical and less technical options during each. Topics include:
- How to secure the technology in your home
- Tools for assessing the security of your computer
- How to use “Spider” to discover sensitive information on your computer
- How to determine if your computer has been hacked (basic forensics)
- Advanced security forensics
- Web application security
- Effective management of Trend Micro security tools
Larry Kettlewell, the Chief IT Security Officer for the State of Kansas, will give a keynote address.
Watch InfoTech Tuesday for more details and registration information.