Category: IT-SEC

Through the ages of technology

The 21st century has a lot to offer – smartphones, satnav devices, fibre broadband and much more. Such technology milestones have also made the organisation within IT Services much easier. Can you still remember what it used to be like to apply for computing time at ETH in writing? Fortunately, this necessary evil has been largely done away with.

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Data security for confidential research data

Leonhard Med is a secure, powerful and versatile data and computing platform for research on confidential data.
Are you sure if all your research data is public or if some data is confidential?

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openBIS UGM 2019

The 2019 openBIS User Group Meeting (UGM) took place on the 18th and 19th June, 2019, at ETH Zurich, organised by ETH Scientific IT Services (ETH SIS).

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New CISO at ETH Zurich

Dr. Domenico Salvati is the new CISO at ETH Zurich.

Domenico Salvati has been working as CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) at ETH Zurich since the beginning of April 2019. The role of the CISO has existed at ETH for some time now, and was hitherto carried out by the Head of IT Services, Dr. Rui Brandao. With the entry into force of the directive “Information Security at ETH Zurich” (around April 2018) it became clear that the tasks, rights and duties of the CISO as specified would exceed the time budget of the Head of IT Services

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Tip: Private Appointments in Outlook (Exchange)

A lot of people try to protect the content of their appointments by marking them as “Private”. Be careful, though, if rights have been assigned to a calendar. Individual clients ignore privately marked appointments.

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Wi-Fi Change: a field report

Several hundred blue flyers and printed apples and bananas were distributed at ETH Zurich between March and the end of November 2018.

So who was behind it all? IT Services.

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Christian Hallqvist celebrates 25 years with ETH

Congratulations to Christian Hallqvist, ITS employee with ITS Network Security, ICT Networks

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New IT security website online

A working group of the IT security delegates has completely revised the security information for IT Services. The simplicity of the website is deceptive. To put it simply: Nothing about this website has been left to chance.

What has been replaced on the Website?

Up until now, when an ETH member searched for information about IT security in the search field on the ETH website, the results were, shall we say, lacking. There was a page for IT Services online but the content was randomly selected and disorganised. As a result, the site was not able to fill the need for reliable information.

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Making of: inside|out newsletter no. 18

IT news at ETH Zurich – “Find out what’s going on in terms of IT at ETH Zurich”: the 18th inside|out newsletter is online.

The topics of the current newsletter

The first newsletter this year is online.

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How to detect phishing mails

Emails are a practical and useful means of communication. However, they are often used by fraudsters to steal confidential data such as passwords or bank information. These so-called phishing emails pose a real risk. Not all of them can be automatically detected and stopped by technical email filters. This also means that phishing emails cannot be prevented from appearing in your mailboxes now and again.

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