Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability mitigation plan:
For personal devices (iPhones, Androids, tablets, personal laptops/desktops, etc) we strongly encourage that the Feinberg community back them up regularly and apply updates promptly.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact FSM IT (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-HELP).
Late last week, a significant Cybersecurity threat impacted many organizations, including health systems, around the world. Over the weekend, FSM IT took steps to reduce our exposure and applied patches to all affected computers.
If you are receiving a message to reboot your computer, then please do so immediately to reduce your vulnerability.
If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact us by email at FSMHelp@northwestern.edu or by calling 847-491-4537 (1HELP).
Please be sure to follow online best practices to help protect your information and identity:
|8/12/16||Security Change Notice|
On 9/1/2016, we will enable the built-in firewall on all FSM managed Mac computers. This security enhancement will block incoming connections on your machine (meaning those by an unwelcome user). The firewall will enable automatically and you should not notice any changes to your computer usage. No additional action is needed from you. If you have questions about this security enhancement, please contact email@example.com.