All Staff and Users,
There was a DOE cyber security test of JLab's computer and network systems
last week. Many of you became aware of the testing from having experienced
strange pop-ups on your computer screens as well as antivirus
notifications. While many of the JLab cyber security systems performed
very well, there are a number of improvements that we will be making to
address deficiencies found from the testing. These improvements are also
needed to respond to the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks. The
changes being announced over the next few weeks are considered to be best
practices and are already implemented at most other DOE science labs.
At this time, please change your password. Instructions are available
http://cc.jlab.org/docs/services/cue/password.html. If your password has
not been changed by COB Monday, October 9, 2006, your password will
automatically expire and you will need to contact the helpdesk to access
We greatly appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please
let me know.
Roy Whitney, CIO
Cyber Security tip: If you are on travel and login to your JLab
using a hotel's PC or a conference PC, immediately change your password
upon return to the Lab. A number of those systems have devices installed
that record your key strokes, called key stroke loggers, that would
capture your username and password, therefore compromising it.
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