Library & Information Technology Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information on Computing, Library, and other LITS Resources and Services

Midway point for BMC InfoSec Education Program – Please help the College reach 100% participation!

Sent to students, faculty and staff 11/17/17: Dear Colleagues, The College’s network is attacked thousands of times per second, and our robust technological safeguards protect the network and individual community members from many of these threats. However, even the strongest technological defense would be insufficient if we did not also prepare our community members to […]

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New Security Warnings from Chrome

Google Chrome has recently broadened the conditions under which it will warn users that HTTP pages are not secure. You may begin seeing Chrome security warnings for new and different web pages including some Bryn Mawr College pages. Warnings may also occur at times when you are not transmitting sensitive information. For more information on […]

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Spotlight: Your Browser is Speaking (and You Should Listen)

Community members often report that it’s hard to understand messages or icons that may appear in their browser.  They don’t know which messages are informational, and which represent real issues. Modern browsers have many subtle ways to communicate, and some of the messages they’re sending are a big deal.  Being able to decode these is […]

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Warning: New Phishing Attempt 10/16/17

Please be aware of a recent attempt to gather login, password, and other secure personal or College data from Bryn Mawr College community members. Phishing messages can come from a Bryn Mawr College community member whose account has been compromised. Do not assume a message is legitimate just because it is coming from an @brynmawr.edu […]

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10/17 Tech Talk: Photogrammetry – 3D Photography for Teaching and Research

Photogrammetry turns photographs from flat to 3D, allowing for accurate measurement and analysis of objects and sites even when they are not physically accessible. In this Tech Talk, faculty member Caroline VanSickle (Anthropology) and graduate students Sarah Luckey and Matthew Jameson (GSAS) will give an overview of their experience learning photogrammetry and applying it to various […]

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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10/17 Tech Talk: Photogrammetry – 3D Photography for Teaching and Research

Photogrammetry turns photographs from flat to 3D, allowing for accurate measurement and analysis of objects and sites even when they are not physically accessible. In this Tech Talk, faculty member Caroline VanSickle (Anthropology) and graduate students Sarah Luckey and Matthew Jameson (GSAS) will give an overview of their experience learning photogrammetry and applying it to various […]

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College Hall Telephone Service Unavailable 10/7

Telephone service will be unavailable in parts of College Hall on Saturday, October 7th. In anticipation of future construction in College Hall, LITS will be rerouting telephones wiring during this time. Service will resume by the end of the day Saturday. Contact Facilities with questions: 610-526-7930.

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Spotlight: Data Security Basics

Some words of wisdom before we get started:  there is no single “right way to do” data security, especially on the go.  What you choose depends on your needs and the data you mean to protect.  This post contains generalized advice on some things you could use and should think about, but it’s not a […]

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Office 365 Dial-In Conferencing (Skype for Business)

In order to expand our capabilities with Skype for Business (part of Office 365), we will be adding dial in conferencing capability for all faculty and staff members.  This means that when you set a Skype for Business meeting (or add a Skype meeting to an existing calendar entry), invitees will now see phone numbers […]

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Complete the Information Security Education Program!

Current College community members are responsible for reviewing key College policies and completing a series of instructional activities geared towards helping all community members attain mastery of the College’s Information Security Competencies. Information security is a responsibility we all share, as our actions can significantly impact the entire College community and beyond. With both cyber […]

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Information security is a responsibility we all share, as our actions can significantly impact the entire College community and beyond. #NCSAM gives us a focused opportunity to build these skills alongside a larger, national movement. LITS is pleased to offer programming all month long – there’s something for everyone. InfoSec Education Program Monday, October 2: […]

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