Posts Tagged ‘Security’

Upgrading to iOS7

Friday, March 7th, 2014

On February 21st, Apple released a security patch for iOS that addressed a major flaw in both iOS 6 and iOS 7. Only users of the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4th generation were granted access to a version that kept their devices on iOS 6, thus forcing thousands of users at Stanford to upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7.

During this Tech Briefing, Ammy Woodbury discussed why this patch was so critical. She also covered:

  • new features of iOS7
  • navigational tips and tricks
  • how to change settings to make iOS 7 look and feel a little more like iOS 6
  • tricks to optimize your iPhone and iPad experience

Note: The Information Security Office recommends upgrading to iOS 7.0.6 immediately. Be sure to back up your iOS device prior to upgrading, either via iTunes or iCloud. Then, go to Settings>General>Software Update to upgrade your operating system.

Ammy has made the presentation slides available.

Stanford Mobile Device Management

Friday, November 8th, 2013

On January 31, 2014, all benefits-eligible faculty and staff will be required to enroll any iOS or Android device accessing Stanford email or calendar in Stanford’s MDM program. This includes Stanford-provided devices, devices which receive a stipend, and personally owned devices. Are you ready? This session talked about Stanford’s MDM program.

While most personal computers on campus are password-protected, only a few of us configure our mobile phones with a password or PIN to protect it against unauthorized use. And, since mobile devices are easily (and frequently) misplaced, the potential for unauthorized access increases.

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International Travel Data Security

Friday, May 31st, 2013

What would happen if you left your iPhone in a taxi in London? What do you need to do to prepare to travel to China? Is it safe to use wi-fi while traveling?

This Tech Briefing covered the basics of international travel data security for high risk and lower risk countries. Learn what tools are available to you to travel safely and how to prepare your computer and mobile phone for travel. During the presentation, Ammy and Mark showed off one of the new Travel iPad Kits, providing information about how to get one for upcoming travel.

Presentation available here.