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  • Microsoft Word RTF vulnerability (April 4, 2014)
    Microsoft has released a Security Advisory about an exploit that makes MS Word and MS Outlook vulnerable to attackers via opening up an RTF attachment or email message. A "Fix It" tool and workaround is available, as well as more information.
  • Information Security Training available through UCR's LMS (March 1, 2012)
    With the objective of enhancing the security of UC's information technology environment, the UC Office of the President recently released an Information Security Awareness course. This course is designed to promote practices that will help prevent security breaches involving academic and administrative systems, including personal computing devices.

Five Important Initiatives Enhancing Security @ UCR

UCR’s electronic systems, communications resources, and cyber infrastructures are fundamental tools used to facilitate campus research, instruction, public service, and administrative processes. To protect these valuable resources, the campus has acted on five important initiatives aimed at enhancing cyber security.  An overview of these efforts is as follows:

  • UCR has adopted a suite of Minimum Standards for all devices connecting to the campus network. These standards will help ensure the campus electronic resources are available, reliable, and secure.
  • UCR provides anti-virus software available to all faculty, students, and staff at no cost.
  • UCR also provides anti-spyware software available to all faculty, students, and staff at no cost.
  • UCR departments have access to a web based tool for acquiring computers and laptops at extremely competitive prices. Access to this new tool (eBuy PC+) will help ensure campus computers are upgraded on a regular basis and are thus capable of running secure operating systems as well as anti-virus and anti-spyware software.
  • Finally, UCR has created and deployed an on-line Security Tutorial providing background on important security related issues as well as practical techniques for securing and protecting campus electronic resources, especially personal computers.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541
E-mail: helpdesk@ucr.edu

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