Computer Security

Everyone using CERN's IT infrastructure is responsible for the security and protection of the computers they use, the operating systems they run, the applications they install, the programs they write and the data they store, with the assistance of the IT Department and the Computer Security Team.

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Computer Security: Permanent chess

Providing computer security for an organisation, company or university resembles playing a permanent game of chess

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10 June, 2022
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10 June, 2022

Computer Security: Wrong link, wrong login, and BOOM

Clicking on a malicious link or attachment, or disclosing your password in reply to a malignant email or on a fake and nasty CERN Single Sign-On page, are two major attack vectors for the evil side to infiltrate CERN

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26 May, 2022

Computer Security: Catch me if you can

The Zebra Scientific Alliance has been compromised; hit hard by an attacker. Zebra’s IT experts and computer emergency response teams are on the prowl, trying to get to the bottom of the malicious deeds

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12 May, 2022
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12 May, 2022

Computer Security: Spot the difference?

We have repeatedly published articles on “phishing” and the risks when browsing the web or opening emails. STOP – THINK – DON’T CLICK is still the mantra to follow

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10 May, 2022
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10 May, 2022

Computer Security: Log in. Click. Be secure

The ultimate silver bullet to protect your account, computer and data is using a sufficiently complex and unique password combined with a second-factor token

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25 April, 2022
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25 April, 2022

Computer Security: Email equals letters

When receiving an email, please don’t rely on the supposed sender. Rely on the overall package

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05 April, 2022
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05 April, 2022

Computer Security: PhishMS

Clicking on the wrong malicious link or attachment, or disclosing your password in reply to a malicious email or on a fake and nasty CERN single sign-on page, are two major attack vectors for the evil side to infiltrate CERN

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16 March, 2022
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16 March, 2022

Computer Security: Vigilance and calmness

Malicious actors are taking advantage of the current global political situation to pursue their criminal deeds

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24 February, 2022
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24 February, 2022

Computer Security: Time for a spring clean

Spring has arrived and we would like to encourage you to use your freshly gained energy to review your digital resources

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10 February, 2022
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10 February, 2022

Computer Security: Supply chain time bombs

Approximately five CERN-registered companies fell victim to a ransomware or extortion attack every single month

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27 January, 2022
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27 January, 2022

Computer security: Unwanted presents

Last year ended with a nasty surprise for the computer security community in particular and the IT community more generally...

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13 January, 2022
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13 January, 2022

Computer Security: Disaster for your crown jewels

You, as a CERN service manager, data taker, control system expert, trigger master, software custodian or document librarian, have a professional responsibility to ensure that your crown jewels are properly protected and backed up

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10 December, 2021