Computer Security

Everyone using CERN's IT infrastructure is responsible for the security and protection of the computers they use, the operating systems they run, the applications they install, the programs they write and the data they store, with the assistance of the IT Department and the Computer Security Team.

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Computer Security: “Check me” comes before “Scan me”

Like with any other malicious URL, letting one malicious QR code through can put your digital life at risk

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12 August, 2021

Computer Security: AndroCovid

Once more, in order to protect yourself, your assets, your private and, consequently, also your professional life: STOP – THINK – DON’T CLICK! Be vigilant and suspicious

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21 July, 2021
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21 July, 2021

Computer Security: Reflections on paying ransom

Paying is the easiest way to eventually recover the data and re-establish compromised computing services, but hold on...

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09 July, 2021

Computer Security: Dear summer students, welcome!

In order to make your digital life as comfortable as possible, there are a few things you need to know

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25 June, 2021

Computer Security: The truth lies in the URL

Like last year, every CERN staff member and user received a fake message posing as a malicious attempt to convince them to click on the embedded link...

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10 June, 2021

Computer Security: Block the bad, grant the good access

Adhering to network protocol standards, any outgoing traffic initiated from the so-called “lower ports”, i.e. ports 0-1023 or using so-called “private” or “non-routable” IP addresses will be blocked

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Computing
28 May, 2021

Computer Security: What do accelerators and pipelines have in common?

Ransomware attacks against enterprises and academia are not a new phenomenon...

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Computing
13 May, 2021

Computer Security: About risks and threats

The cyber-risks can be split into four categories: operational, financial, legal and reputational

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29 April, 2021
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29 April, 2021

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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11 March, 2021
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11 March, 2021