LBNL needs to dramatically reduce the number of email servers operating at the Lab in order to reduce the security risks associated with these machines. Currently, there are more than 290 email servers, and many of these are inactive -- only 25 of the servers receive more than 5,000 messages/month.
Remote Access to Berkeley Lab Information Systems (BLIS)
Leaving the Lab: Termination Notification System (TNS) Issues
As employees leave the lab, a system referred to as the Termination Notification System (TNS) initiates a sequence of events that alert the supervisor, and a division-specific mail list, about actions that will be initiated on behalf of cyber security.
Wireless: Rogue Access Points at the Lab
What is a rogue Access Point (AP)? It is a wireless AP that has not been authorized and installed by the LBLnet Services Group and is attached to LBLnet. Operating a rogue AP violates Laboratory policy and creates a serious cyber security risk.
The LBLnet Services Group is now conducting surveys to detect rogue APs, and they will be removed as soon as they are discovered; hardware will be returned to the nearest division office.
Employees who need wireless access should contact the LBLnet Services Group at x4559. For more information, call Linda Smith at x4440.
Publication Alert Service
Tip of the Month: Schedule Backups for Systems and Data
In the event of a system malfunction or security-related incident, nothing is more valuable than having your system and data files backed up so you can get up and running again quickly. In most cases, it’s a good idea to backup your system on a weekly basis.
If you’re unsure of how to backup your system, or don’t have the time, ITSD offers a low-cost Lab-wide backup service here.
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