Information Security Program Management
The IT Security & Projects Office is responsible for the systems and information security
program at UT Chattanooga. This office is an advocate for useable information security policy and guidelines, and promotes security
best practices and awareness. Please contact the Sr. Information Security Officer (SISO) at (423)425-4507 if you have any questions about UTC's Information Security Program.
UTC's network security is of utmost importance because it is the first line of defense
against threats originating from the Internet. Visit the STAYING SAFE section of
the UTC Network website for more information about having a safer computing experience while using UTC's
Information Security Awareness
IT SECURITY NEWS
“Adobe announced that two security vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-5331 and CVE-2013-5332) available in Flash Player 11.9.900.152 had been addressed in the recently released update for the software.” Link
“Setting plug-ins to click-to-play means the user must manually activate a plug-in when a web page attempts to use it. It’s a security measure, allowing users to pick and choose whether or not specific plug-ins get to run.” Link
The recent death of Paul Walker is being used to spread malware. This is yet another example of criminals taking advantage of public interest to line their pockets. Please do not click on any link, for any sensational story, provided in email or through social media. If you need to find out about an event, go to a major news outlet using your web browser.
“Although the free app offered people an opt-out clause, the FTC said this was “meaningless” because data from all users of the Brightest Flashlight app was shared whether they agreed or not.” Link
“The gang itself is paying criminal botnet owners operating vast command-and-control systems of compromised computers to distribute CryptoLocker as a dangerous attachment in spam” Link