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: From the digital trenches

During a recent audit of CERN’s computer security, the question was raised of how many attacks CERN is subjected to each day...

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01 October, 2020
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01 October, 2020

Computer Security: Insist to avoid troubles

The usage of pirated or otherwise illegal licenses can have detrimental consequences to CERNs reputation as well as trigger financial repercussions

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17 September, 2020
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17 September, 2020

Computer Security: Digital stolen goods of CERN?

Wouldn’t you be interested to learn if your passwords for CERN or any other external web service have been stolen and exposed by thieves?

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04 September, 2020
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04 September, 2020

Computer Security: Password revolutions

With the new authentication system, we will relieve you of the burden of inventing a new password every 12 months

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14 August, 2020
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14 August, 2020

Computer Security: Presenting images that are not yours…

Once you download a photo from the Internet, beware that it might be subject to copyright

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25 July, 2020

Computer Security: CERN has been phished again

At the end of June, CERN saw yet another phishing campaign against its staff and users

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09 July, 2020

Computer Security: Protecting the accelerator from remote evil

The IT department has started putting more and more privileged access routes to vital configuration services behind multi-factor authentication

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26 June, 2020

Computer Security: Videoconferencing pitfalls

After two months of teleworking, videoconferencing has become the ultimate tool for staying in touch with colleagues, friends and family: There is a plethora of potential tools and a plethora of pitfalls to catch us out

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11 June, 2020

Computer Security: Don’t answer me

Last year, the CERN Security Operations Centre detected 27 CERN hosts contacting so-called "tracking domains" used for reconnaissance and associated with national state-sponsored actors

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28 May, 2020
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28 May, 2020

Computer Security: Still on Windows 7? Say “bye bye” to your digital life

Support for Windows 7 ended in January 2020. Apart from for some customers who are paying an extra fee, Microsoft has stopped providing any assistance and security fixes for that version of their operating system

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26 May, 2020

Computer Security: Click and infect

With one click, your Windows system, your Macbook or your Linux installation can be gone...

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30 April, 2020
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30 April, 2020

Computer Security: When apps lead to mishaps

The responsibility is in your hands: always keep your smartphone up-to-date with the most recent version of your operating system

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23 April, 2020