The University of Arizona

InfoSec Monthly Update July 2010

*Sec-U-R-IT-y Tip*

Home PC Maintenance for Windows Operating Systems


Performing maintenance on your home computer will help it to run faster, use
resources more efficiently, and could save you from headaches caused by
system failures and degradation. Most importantly, proper PC maintenance is
crucial in order to protect your machine from security threats such as
worms, viruses and other malicious activity. For helpful tips in maintaining
your home PC, click here.



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*News*



Data Breach Prompts Law Change


Investigators are stumped about who hacked into the state's pharmaceutical
database last year. Thursday, state lawmakers are making sure the confusion
surrounding that breach, never happens again.. For the full article, click here.



103 Free Security Apps for Mac, Windows and Linux


How many times have you downloaded an app that could supposedly solve all of
your computer problems absolutely free of cost? Now ask yourself how many
times that app actually did what it was supposed to, or better yet how many
times that app was actually free? To learn more about free apps that are not
too good to be true, click here.


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*Securing UA*



Mandatory All-Employee Security Awareness is LIVE


The Information Security Office has launched mandatory all-employee security
awareness education for UA employees who access university information
and/or use computers as part of their job duties. We are offering live
sessions, and also have online modules available for those employees who
find it easier to squeeze in the training as they have time. For complete
information on training options, click here.


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*Resources*



Helpful Information on All Things Phishing-Related


We are inundated with spam and phishing attempts every day, both at work and
at home. How do you decide if that message is legitimate or a ruse to get
you to click a "bad" link? A large amount of information on detecting
phishing and avoiding becoming a victim to a phishing scam has been compiled
on the UA's Information Security Website. To learn all about phishing and
what you should and should not do where email is concerned, click here.