August, 2004

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Dwayne Ramsey

New CPPM Says Cyber Threat Is Increasing

Cyber security at the Lab has a new, but familiar face. Dwayne Ramsey has been named the new Computer Protection Program Manager (CPPM). Dwayne sees balancing the Labís scientific mission with the need to protect the Labís information and assets as the main goal of his new position. Read more.

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Lab Corporate Cardholders Beware of Phishing: Don’t Take the Bait

The latest phishing wave to hit the Lab involves US Bank, which the Lab uses for corporate credit cards. If you are a corporate cardholder and have received an email which appears to have been sent by US Bank, don’t take the bait. Phishing emails are randomly being sent using a spam list that also includes individuals who do not even have bank accounts. USBank does not have Lab employees email addresses. Read more.

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ESnet’s Collaboration Services Workshop Coming in October

ESnet will hold a workshop in Auditorium 66 from Oct. 27 - 29 to help plan the future directions for ESnet Collaboration Services. ESnet Collaboration Services provides a number of online services aimed at improving collaboration among researchers at the national laboratories and universities served by ESnet. Read more.

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Bruce Balfour

Sci-Fi Author Bruce Balfour Joins TEID as New Writer/Editor

Flying high above the Earth and capturing infrared images of the NASA Space Shuttle on reentry not only gave Bruce Balfour an opportunity to use his artificial intelligence training, but ideas for his subsequent science fiction novels. Read more.

CS Hosts Summer Students from Around the World

Each summer Computing Sciences hosts its own Summer Student Program with students from various universities in the United States and abroad. The program gives students an opportunity to gain relevant research experience while pursuing their degree. Read more.

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Telephone Service Center Holds Annual Training

The annual training session for telephone coordinators will be 10:30 a.m. - noon on Wednesday, September 8, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. This year's training will focus on finding the most up-to-date information on the Telephone Service Center's (TSC) website. Anyone interested in learning more about TSC is invited to attend.

Service Tip

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How can you tell if your computer has been backed up?

Ask your systems administrator or call ITSD Computer Backup Services at xBKUP (2587) or send email.

 Protecting Your Computer
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Learn How to Encrypt Your Email

Concerned that anyone can read your email? Jay Krous of the Computer Protection Program will demonstrate and explain how to use a combination of free tools, Enigmail (an extension that works with Mozilla and Thunderbird), GnuPG, and Windows Privacy Tools, to secure your email communication. Join us for the Computer Protection Program Brown Bag Event at noon Thursday, September 9, in Perseverance Hall.

Enroll in Windows Server 2003

Security Course Enrollment is still open for the Windows Server 2003 security course on Wednesday, September 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377. Read a class description and enroll online. This course is free, but enrollment is limited on a first come, first served basis.

Have You Changed Your Password Lately?

The RPM requires that every user change each of their passwords at least once every six months. Are you complying with the requirement? A good password to change first is your LDAP password. You probably use this password quite a bit—whenever you enroll in a Lab training course, enter your LETS time, and so on. Most users also enter this password to read their Lab email. Learn how to change this password.

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Monthly Virus Update: More than 150,000 Viruses Terminated

The LBNL virus wall continued to provide an effective first line of defense against worms and viruses by discovering and eradicating 150,468 infected attachments in messages last month. Netsky worms targeting Windows systems still lead the pack. Read more.