IT Security

Cyber security is everyone's responsibility. It is important to understand the many threats that exist electronically and take reasonable steps to protect against them. These Web pages give you information on various types of cyber security issues and how to protect yourself and the College.

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Security News

US Weapons Programs Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks
According to a report released by the US Defense Department's Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) Michael Gilmore on January 20, most of the country's weapons programs contain security flaws. Gilmore wrote, "The continued development of advanced cyber intrusion techniques makes it likely that determined cyber adversaries can acquire a foothold in most (Department of Defense) networks, and could be in a position to degrade important DOD missions when and if they chose to." Many of the security problems found during testing could have been addressed in the programs' development stage. Other issues include old, misconfigured, and unpatched software.

Adobe has released a second emergency patch for Flash
Adobe has released a second emergency patch for Flash Player in less than a week. As does the patch released last week, this patch addresses a flaw that is being actively exploited by the Angler malware kit. The new fix is currently available only through the Flash auto-update utility, but is expected to be available for manual download later in the week.

Google Will Not Fix Flaw in Older Versions of Android OS
Google does not plan to fix a security issue in WebView in older versions of its Android operating system. The decision will affect about 60 percent of people using Android. The flaw is in the default web browser for Android 4.3 and previous versions of Android OS.

CyberPatriot Finalist Teams Named
Twenty-eight teams have been chosen to advance to the CyberPatriot National Finals Competition. The contest's seventh season final event will be held March 11-15, 2015, in Washington, DC. The finalists include teams from 15 US states and Canada. The competition began in October 2014 with more than 2,100 teams.



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