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Macintosh Viruses

We have seen a recent rash of Macintosh computers coming into the IT Help Desk infected with a virus. We have traced some of these to downloading eBooks that are infected with a virus so be sure you only download books from reliable vendors.

You can also install Symantec's Endpoint Protection software to provide some defense against these viruses. Dartmouth provides this software to members of the Dartmouth community at no cost.

Towards a Secure Dartmouth

As part of our ongoing commitment to protecting your data and identity within the Dartmouth Community, Information Technology Services will make several changes in the coming months to improve the security of Dartmouth’s data, as well as the usability of systems that protect our data. These changes are briefly described below.

Experts Give More Data-protection Workshops

In case you missed us in March, Dartmouth's cyber security experts will offer two more sessions of the popular "Staying Safe After the Anthem Breach" seminars.

In light of the recent Anthem Health Insurance security breach that affected 80 million accounts, the ITS Security Team will present an all-new cyber security seminar for Dartmouth faculty, students, and staff. No registration required.

We'll offer the same workshop on two different dates:

Wednesday, April 8, 11:00-noon in Haldeman 041

Staying Safe After the Anthem Breach

In light of the recent Anthem Health Insurance security breach that affected 80 million accounts, the ITS Security Team will present an all-new cyber security seminar for Dartmouth faculty, students, and staff. No registration required.

We'll offer the event on two dates:

March 12, 2-3pm: Location: Silsby 028

March 25, 11-noon: Location: Silsby 028

Learn about credit monitoring and other tools you can use to protect yourself and your family, understand the motives behind cyber attacks, and determine risks to personal devices and data.

A New Generation of Security Experts: The ISTS High School Workshop

Elizabeth Kelsey

Hackers continue to outsmart computer systems. As governments, businesses, and institutions contend with identity thieves, one Dartmouth program strives to train more security-savvy professionals from a very early age.

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