CWRU and other universities have teamed up with the SANS Institute to provide free online
presentations to users in the higher education domain. Users can
sign up for these courses online by creating a personal SANS Portal account (use your
case.edu email address), and subscribe to the course using the discount
The three main presentations will also be available to attend in person
in Adelbert Hall
Toepfer Room, where they will be presented on the "big screen."
October 1, 1:00-2:00 PM EST: Online Presentation,
courtesy of Educause
Alan Paller, Director of Research for the SANS Institute, will give a
live streaming video presentation of security issues affecting colleges
and universities, including:
• The most dangerous new threats
and how the threat has changed
• Why standard defenses
(firewalls, IPS, etc.) fail to stop these attacks
• How to find the hidden attackers
who have already penetrated your systems
• The three most promising
initiatives for improving the nations defenses
This presentation does not require a SANS Portal Account. Users
can attend directly by following this link:
If you plan on attending the sessions in Adelbert
Hall, please RSVP to Donna Marine (Donna[dot]marine[at]case[dot]edu).
of vulnerabilities affecting users via browsers has prompted many
security firms to offer free online browser checking tools.
Information Security recommends you check your browser with the utility
offered by Qualys: https://browsercheck.qualys.com
This tool does a good job at finding out-of-date plug-ins (such as
Flash or Adobe Acrobat Reader) that have been known targets of browser
attacks, and guides you in getting updated.
Identity Finder for Students
CWRU students now have access to a free version of Identity Finder,
through the CWRU Software
Center. Last yea,r the university rolled out this application
to all faculty and staff with the objective of cleaning up any
sensitive data, including SSN-archived data, in their desktop working
spaces. This effort has led to a significant success in data
cleanup and protection. Now we offer the same protection to all
What is Identity Finder?
Identity Finder is a client
application with a major search capability. It is free to
students (just like our anti-virus product and other software, and
supports Windows and MacOS. It can be used to search your
computer hard drive for personal data, such as Date of Birth, SSN,
passwords, passport numbers, etc. This data on your computer is
the target of identity theft via malware. For more information on
how CWRU is using Identity Finder, visit the project
worksite in Google Apps (required CWRU logon).
How to Get Started
application from the CWRU Software center, and get the user guide from
The student version is free to current CWRU students.
The Case Help Desk (216) 368-4357 can help if
• have a problem with Identity Finder
• want more help or information
• need help changing your password.