Tag Archives: Information Security

Securing Your Mobile Devices

Many mobile devices, especially smart phones widely in use today, have expanded capabilities that make them more than a phone or a standalone device.  These expanded capabilities also create new challenges for private and sensitive information. The ability of smart phones to store significant amounts of data and to connect to secure remote services, coupled […]

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Securing Remote Desktop for Windows XP

Do you use the Microsoft Remote Desktop client to connect to your Northeastern PC from off-campus? Information Technology Services wishes to bring to your attention the importance of properly configuring your Remote Desktop Client. The default configuration of Remote Desktop when it is first activated in Windows does not meet our standards of data protection.   There are several […]

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IS Spam Management

The first unsolicited commercial email, now called junk mail or spam, can be traced back to 1978 when a young engineer at DEC, Gary Thuerk, sent a mass-mail announcement about their new DECSystem20 computer to six hundred ARPAnet users. Little did he know then that, by 2010, over 95% of all messages sent over the Internet would be spam. […]

Posted in 2010 October IS Newsletter | Also tagged , | Comments closed

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) – Home Use

As part of the Symantec Antivirus upgrade, Information Technology Services has negotiated home use rights to Symantec Antivirus protection for Northeastern Faculty and Staff personal computers. Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is available through “Software Downloads” on the “Services and Links” tab on myNEU. In addition to continually updating your virus definitions, the Symantec Endpoint Protection offers protection against security threats […]

Posted in 2010 October IS Newsletter | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

Using the Remote Access Service

Use the Remote Access Service (VPN) to Connect to and Use NU Computer Resources We featured this service in an earlier newsletter article, but it’s so useful we want to make sure you know about it. More and more people are working remotely, but they need access to on-campus resources. This is where the VPN comes into play. A […]

Posted in 2010 September IS Newsletter | Also tagged | Comments closed

Quarterly Security Reminder – July 2010

The Office of Information Technology Security recently sent their quarterly information security reminder to the University community. The security reminder is part of a series about individual and institutional responsibilities around protecting sensitive information, and the requirement to read and comply with relevant University policies on use of information and information systems. The full version of the […]

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