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Information Technology

2009-2011 Information Security Announcements

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is steadily updating and adding information, posting guidelines and providing the means to achieve the goal of secure computing.

Many of the notices posted by OIT pertain exclusively to the CCNY users and campus systems. There are also advisories that outline 'best practices' which, if followed by all our users, will create a secure computing enviroment for all users. We are compiling a catalogue of OIT announcements and advisories to be used as a resource by CCNY users.

See below for a list of IT Security announcements sent to the CCNY community.

From OIT: Summary of Security Bulletins


Information Security Town Hall Meetings
  -- October 21, 2010 (All CCNY Faculty/Staff)
In recent weeks you have received a number of broadcasts from Provost Lemons and me regarding information security, especially related to the use of Social Security numbers.

Do Not Send Your Password To Anyone!
  -- August 25, 2010 (CCNY Community)
Please remember to NEVER send your password, SS#, card/pin numbers, or any other personal information in an email to anyone. CCNY or CUNY will not ask for this information via email.

Do Not Send Your Password To Anyone!  -- July 28, 2010 (For CCNY Community)
Please remember to NEVER send your password, SS#, card/pin numbers, or any other personal information in an email to anyone. CCNY or CUNY will not ask for this information via email.

Important Information Security Announcement  -- July 5, 2010 (All CCNY Faculty/Staff)
From CCNY IT: Important Information Security Announcement--July 5,2010

Do Not Send Your Password To Anyone!  -- July 19, 2009 (CCNY Community)
If you see an e-mail in your inbox from helpdesk@ccny.cuny.edu - please be aware that this is a scam mail!

New Wave Of Phishing Attacks  -- July 14, 2009 (CCNY Community)
Several CCNY employees have fallen prey by sending their passwords, and as a result allowed a flood of spam emails, nearly a million during the past week, to be sent from their personal accounts.

E-mail Scams -- July 7, 2009 (CCNY Community)
There has been a new wave of phishing attacks on the college's email system.

Security Awareness Course Reminder
Everyone who handles confidential data is required to enroll and complete this training.  All others are strongly urged to do the same.

Information Security Awareness for Students -- June 2, 2009 (Students)
Information security is an extremely serious topic. This announcement includes a must-read policy for computer users on campus, as well as a link to CUNY's Security Awareness course.

Security Awareness Course Login Information -- May 29, 2009 (Faculty/Staff)
CUNY has contracted with Enterprise Training Solutions to provide an online information security awareness course. It is approximately 30 minutes in length, covering the basics of why information security is important and best practices.  Everyone who handles confidential data is required to enroll and complete this training.  All others are strongly urged to do the same.

Security Procedures -- May 18, 2009 (Faculty/Staff)
In recent months, we have experienced an increased number of information security incidents, some of which could have lead to disruption of systems, loss of privacy, and disclosure of confidential data.

Phishing Email Attacks
  -- March 26, 2009 (CCNY Community)
Please remember to NEVER send your password, SS#, card/pin numbers, or any other personal information in an email to anyone. CCNY or CUNY will not ask for this information via email.