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The Office of the Chief Information Officer

The Office of the Chief Information Officer

The Chief Information Officer is responsible for providing leadership and support in information technology for the entire university community. The Office of the CIO promotes IT solutions that improve the teaching, learning, research, and administrative environment of the university.

ITS News at USC

ITS to Host Cyber Security Summit

In order to increase information security awareness and in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, ITS is hosting a cyber security summit on Thursday, October 30. Click the title above for additional information.

Computing Recommendations for Fall 2014

ITS and the Council on Technology and Security Strategy (CTSS) have released their computing hardware and software recommendations for USC faculty, staff, and students for fall 2014. See itservices.usc.edu/recommendations for full details.

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RSS ITS Security Blog

  • Adobe Flash Vulnerability Currently Being Exploited
    BACKGROUND There is a vulnerability in Adobe Flash that is being exploited in large scale attacks. The vulnerability is being tracked as CVE-2014-0569 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0558) on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database. The exploit includes memory corruption vulnerabilities and an integer overflow vuln
  • Dropbox Hack
    Actions: Do not reuse passwords across different sites and services; if you do, change them to passwords unique to each site and service. What happened? A hacker posted a plain-text file to Pastebin with a provocative headline claiming that Dropbox … Continue reading →