Library & Information Technology Services Blog

First Year Students: Complete the College’s Information Security Education Program!

Posted June 14, 2018

Navigate to https://moodle.brynmawr.edu/login/index.php Enter your BMC username (without the “@brynmawr.edu) and password — click Log in All of the courses you have access to are listed on the left side of the screen under “My courses.” Locate and click on the course titled “InfoSecEdProgramFYS2018” to enter the course.                 […]

Information Security Initiatives: Encrypting Desktops and Laptops

Posted April 25, 2018

As part of the College’s continuing efforts to improve our information security, LITS is preparing to deploy full disk encryption technologies to College Windows and macOS devices. On a day-to-day basis, this change will not be noticeable to you.  However, it will better protect the data you have stored on your computer both when you’re […]

Additional Protection from Phishing Attempts in Office 365

Posted February 19, 2018

LITS is implementing some newly available anti-Phishing features in Office 365. Beginning this week, all messages marked by Office 365 as phishing attempts will be sent directly to community members’ Junk folders. We believe that fewer phishing messages reaching inboxes will reduce the likelihood of a community member compromising their College credentials by responding to […]

Data Privacy Day 2018: Think Like a Hacker

Posted January 29, 2018

Happy Data Privacy Day (DPD)! DPD is an annual international event to create awareness of the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Today is the perfect day to begin thinking like a hacker. Wait – why would you want to do that? Many people associate hacking with criminal activity, thanks to countless movies and […]

11/28 Tech Talk: Passw0rd SeCur1ty M@de EaSy

Posted November 27, 2017

Often times, our passwords are the only line of defense between our most sensitive data and unrelenting cyber scoundrels with malicious intent. Reinforce your cyber armor by attending this Tech Talk! This will be a judgement-free hour of sharing and learning as we discuss the importance of and methods for creating strong, unique, and memorable […]

11/28 Tech Talk: Passw0rd SeCur1ty M@de EaSy

Posted November 21, 2017

Often times, our passwords are the only line of defense between our most sensitive data and unrelenting cyber scoundrels with malicious intent. Reinforce your cyber armor by attending this Tech Talk! This will be a judgement-free hour of sharing and learning as we discuss the importance of and methods for creating strong, unique, and memorable […]

Spotlight: What is Multi-factor Authentication? Where and why should I use it?

Posted November 8, 2017

Have you ever had an online service encourage you to enable an additional layer of login security?  Like many of us, you probably thought “my password is good enough,” “that sounds inconvenient,” or “why would I want that?” It’s true you need strong passwords (and a good way to manage them).  But are they enough?  […]

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

Posted October 17, 2017

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 […]

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

Posted October 17, 2017

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 […]

Spotlight: Data Security Basics

Posted October 6, 2017

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 […]

Complete the Information Security Education Program!

Posted October 2, 2017

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 […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Posted October 2, 2017

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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