The Computer Security Team

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Computer Security: Un-confidentiality when using external e-mail

Using the CERN e-mail service gives you some flexibility, but some current practices can have severe implications for password secrecy and the confidentiality of certain documents sent by e-mail

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05 September, 2019
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05 September, 2019

Computer Security: Professional access to private devices

Once you are connected to CERN’s wired or wireless networks, you are bound by CERN’s Computing Rules, which requires you to always keep your system up-to-date, fully patched and protected against unauthorised access

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15 August, 2019

Computer Security: Click me – NOT!

In late June, CERN was subjected to a wave of seemingly targeted e-mails containing a potentially malicious PDF or DOC attachment

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24 July, 2019
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24 July, 2019
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Computer Security: When your mike spies on you

Here are two new twists – probably still theoretical, but both pointing towards new ways to spy on you by misusing your microphone…

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12 July, 2019

Computer Security: Welcome Summer Students!

In order to make your digital life as comfortable as possible, here are few useful things to know

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Computing
27 June, 2019

Computer Security: Serious gaming… for your own good

“Serious gaming” is the gamification of training for professional purposes. When you play a serious game, you are actually also improving your knowledge on a particular subject

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Computing
14 June, 2019

Computer Security: Software Bugs: What if?

Do you know what drugs and proprietary software have in common? You bear the consequences if the product you buy is of mediocre quality

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Computing
11 June, 2019

Computer Security: Go clever! Go central!

Running your own computing hardware, installation stack, (web) applications, databases, etc., is just not cost effective and usually you won’t be able to commit the required attention to keeping those systems sufficiently secure

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Computing
28 May, 2019

Computer Security: Browsing securely and privately

Browsing to the wrong webpage is the second major way of getting your laptop, your account and your data compromised

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Computing
06 May, 2019

Computer Security vs Academic Freedom

The mandate of the CERN Computer Security Team is simple: to protect the reputation and operations of the Organization from cyber risks. But this simple sentence can quickly become complex: what is the risk?

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11 April, 2019
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11 April, 2019
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Computer Security: I love you

While CERN has deployed sophisticated measures in an effort to block malicious e-mails before they even arrive in your inbox, not all of them are filtered out: there might still be some that you can read

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03 April, 2019
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03 April, 2019
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Computer Security: Digital Broken Windows Theory

Let’s keep our Internet presence secure and professional! Let’s apply New York City methods!

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Computing
18 March, 2019