News

December 2014

by JUCC ISTF

Protection against Hacking
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ There are a number of risks universities should pay attention to when considering or implementing different hacking protection methodologies. 1. Excessive Reporting and False ...

by JUCC ISTF

Protection against Hacking
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Introduction to Hacking In order to protect the universities' information systems against malicious attacks, IT professionals should obtain a basic understanding of the common ...

September 2014

by JUCC ISTF

firewall
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Firewalls are part of the IT environment of universities and shall be secured in accordance with the universities' Information Security Policies and relevant industrial standards ...

by JUCC ISTF

firewall
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Like universities' other information systems, desktops or networks, firewalls are computing devices/applications and also have vulnerabilities exposed to certain type of ...

June 2014

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firewall
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Firewalls are one of the most critical devices or applications that protect universities' information systems and resources from unauthorised access or malicious attacks. To ...

by JUCC ISTF

firewall
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Any device that controls network traffic for security reasons can be called a firewall. It puts up a barrier that controls the flow of traffic between networks and is able to ...

March 2014

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Patch Management
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Although patches aim to mitigate the risks caused by information system's vulnerabilities, they may expose these systems to additional channels of attack and even be manipulated ...

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Patch Management
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ To build an effective patch management process that manages the risks from both external (i.e. vulnerabilities of the information systems) and internal factors (i.e ...

by Eric Shai

Nowadays, people use PCs, mobile devices to perform many activities on the internet, such as webmail, online shopping, e-banking, etc. Private information is frequently being transmitted across the internet. If these sensitive data are not transferred securely, they can easily be captured or stolen ...