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Announcements, security advisories, news, updates, and more from the information security team.

 

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Updates: Meltdown and Spectre @ UofSC

Updates, news, and recommendations on Meltdown & Spectre at the university.

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Multifactor Authentication Required Beginning June 5, 2017

Beginning June 5, 2017, multifactor authentication (MFA), also known as two-step verification, will be required to access systems on the USC network that store Personally Identifiable Information (PII). MFA will require students, faculty, and staff to take an extra step each time they login to university systems that store PII including my.sc.edu, Banner, PeopleSoft, VIP, and more.  

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Success Story: 4 Tips To Deploy Spirion and FireEye HX

Recently, the UISO sat down with Douglas Cogdell at the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. We asked Doug if he could share a few tips and lessons he learned installing Spirion and FireEye HX. In this post, Doug offers 4 excellent tips that we are sure will help others.

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Dec 1, 2017 Security Deadline Established

Important Security Announcement - Dec 1st Security Deadline Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) and FireEye HX are two software clients required by the University’s Minimum Security Standards.  Organizational units are required to install these clients on or before December 1, 2017.

The Human Face of Big Data

The Human Face of Big Data

September 16, 2016 - The university has licensed streaming on-campus access to the documentary The Human Face of Big Data.

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Identity Finder Made Available

April 18, 2016 - The university has licensed the Identity Finder software for enterprise and home use for all faculty and staff in the eight-campus system.  Identity Finder is a tool that scans all files stored on a PC, Mac or Linux to identify Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  Once the scan has completed, the user is alerted if PII is found, and the user has the option to securely delete or further protect the data.  

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YubiKey Self Registration Now Available for Duo Multifactor

December 16, 2015 - Users who utilize Duo Multifactor to authenticate into university IT systems can now self-register YubiKey devices in my.sc.edu without the need for a service ticket.  This change expedites the registration process for users and system administrators across the state. Click to read more.

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Alignment with state Information Security and Privacy Standards

October 1, 2015 - We've been hard at work updating our resources to reflect the state's Information Security and Privacy Standards which you can read about here. The requirements were last updated in September 2015 and will be effective July 2016. We've created a companion document that clarifies responsibility for implementation and offers a starting point for most of the individual controls, found here. Click to read more.