To: University of RI Web Publishers
Cc: ITS Help Desk
From: Garry Bozylinsky, Vice Provost, Information & Technology Services; Linda A. Acciardo, Director, Communications & Marketing
Re: Website Security
Date: October 1, 2009
As the first part of our ongoing security audit and hardening of the URI web servers, Information & Technology Services is taking protective security measures that may affect certain functionalities of PHP web pages on the URI website, specifically any PHP page that writes to the web server’s file system.
In some cases, scripts may become unstable or stop functioning, so it is important that you monitor critical web applications during this implementation.
The following individuals and departments are available for technical support in scripting and in security should you require their assistance or have questions during this security enhancement.
Lisa Chen, University Webmaster
Kerri Hicks, Senior Information Technologist
Mike Khalfayan, Associate Director of Information Security
John Peterson, Director of New Media
We ask that you pass this information on to other web authors in your department or division, and we thank you in advance for your patience during this security enhancement.
Garry Bozylinsky, Vice Provost, Information & Technology Services
Linda A. Acciardo, Director, Communications & Marketing