Computer Security Team

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Computer Security: Fancy dinner or burned pie?

Relying on external software packages comes with a risk. Successful attack scenarios have been executed in the past

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15 April, 2021

Computer Security: Our findings, your problem

At CERN, you are the one primarily responsible for the computer security of all accounts, devices, websites, computing services and control systems you own and manage

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Computing
26 March, 2021

Computer Security: Your remote logins

As the very last line of defence, CERN employs automatic monitoring tools that will send a short notification for every login from a “new” location to the email address you have registered with CERN

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Computing
11 March, 2021
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11 March, 2021

Computer Security: Email senders – Pretence vs reality

About 70% of the emails received by CERN are of the malicious kind

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Computing
25 February, 2021

Computer Security: When “123456” is insufficient

When you have confidential data to protect, a strong, long, complex and complicated password is a must

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Computing
11 February, 2021

Computer Security: Too open even for academia?

We should make sure that we keep a healthy balance of publishing to the max, while keeping the confidential stuff only for those people who have a legitimate need to access it

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Computing
28 January, 2021

Computer Security: One advantage of teleworking

The number of notifications of alleged copyright violations we received in 2020 was much lower than in previous years

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Computing
13 January, 2021

Computer Security: CEO fraud

Have you ever heard of “CEO fraud”? It is a social engineering method to extract money from a company, playing on several psychological techniques to make people stop thinking consciously

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Computing
17 December, 2020
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17 December, 2020

Computer Security: CERN’s new first line of defence

Our new outer perimeter firewall is intended to boost performance and bandwidth as well as being a sophisticated means to better identify and protect against cyberattacks

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Computing
04 December, 2020

Computer Security: Scanning for problems

At CERN, the responsibility for keeping your digital house in order lies in the first instance with you

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Computing
12 November, 2020
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12 November, 2020

Computer Security: Telecompromised

In today’s teleworking world, a nice new evil path opens up: malicious video-conferencing invitations…

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Computing
29 October, 2020
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29 October, 2020

Computer Security: A new departmental car service

Centralised services enable CERN to benefit from synergies and save money and resources

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Computing
15 October, 2020