Welcome to the Network Security website at the IAS

This website is intended to bring you the latest news, how to's, tools and resources in Information Security.  Security Awareness of our Faculty, Members and Staff is key in creating a safer computing environment.

The three major Principles of Information Security, Availability, Integrity and Confidentiality, will be covered throughout the security awareness program at the Institute.  For a description of these principles, please see our About section.

In keeping with the spirit of the Institute, I encourage questions and open discussions about security.  And if you discover anything out of the ordinary, please feel free to bring it to my attention so that we can work together to create a more productive, safer environment.

Brian Epstein <security@ias.edu>
twitter: @epepepep

Wordpress 3.2 released

Wordpress 3.2 was released on July 4th. It has many new features to
improve user-experience and speed, but it also includes updates from
WordPress 3.1.4, which fixes several important security issues.

More about the new 3.2 release, with highlights video:

More about the security update 3.1.4:

Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat


"Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader X
(10.0.1) and earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Reader X (10.0.3) and
earlier versions for Macintosh, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.3) and earlier
versions for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause
the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take
control of the affected system."