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Here is the list of published issues:
August - Vol 2, Nr 3 [224 KB PDF]
The primary article in this issue discusses the importance of encryption
as a means to directly protect sensitive information. This issue
also includes an article summarizing reader responses to a question
regarding how institutions select information security products,
posed in the April issue.
- Vol 2, Nr 2 [226 KB PDF]
This issue looks at the possible implications
of "phishing" on academic institutions and also raises
questions about the selection of information security products.
- Vol 2, Nr 1 [226 KB PDF]
Includes an article on the difficulty of convincing
our institutions about the benefits of information security and
provides some advice. Also looks at the growing spyware threat.
- Vol 1, Nr 1 [227 KB PDF]
One article discusses the value of using a patch
management system to help protect distributed personal computers
from attack. Another looks at the concept of awareness and its role
at institutions. A short piece describes the shield found on each
issue (and in the upper left hand corner of this page).
- Vol 1, Nr 1 [240 KB PDF]
This inaugural issue includes an article on the
phenomenon of accelerating time-to-exploit. It also offers some
advice about the (then) new Windows XP™ service pack 2 security
upgrade. And it describes the purpose of the newsletter.
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