Warning: New Phishing Message

Please be aware of recent attempts to gather login, password, and other secure personal or College data from Bryn Mawr College community members.

Be on the lookout for messages titled “IT Services” that prompts users to update their account and privacy policy settings.

Do not click links or respond in any way. Delete the message or report it as Phishing in Outlook. If you believe you’ve given your information to a phisher, immediately change your password and contact the Help Desk.

Email scams come in many forms. While we work to keep you informed, attacks are increasingly diverse and sophisticated. It’s not possible for us to warn you of every message before you see it. Be cautious and suspicious. If you ever have a question or suspicion, don’t hesitate to contact the Help Desk.

Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

InfoSec: One Week Left!

The November 1st deadline for completing your Information Security Training Program is approaching! As you work through the program, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Bonus Content: Part of keeping your data secure means having a securely stored back up of your files. Check out our tips and tricks for backing files up at https://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/820 and Code42 for a peace-of-mind back up in case of any type of crash on your College computer.

For any additional questions, please reach out to the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440

InfoSec Completion: Due Nov. 1

The air is getting cooler and the season is getting spookier, which means, the deadline for completing your Information Security Training Program is approaching! As you work through the program, here are a few things to keep in mind:

For any additional questions, please reach out to the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440

Launch Day: Information Security Education Program

Today is the day! Your Information Security Education Program launches today. As you begin the program, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Bonus content: enjoy this InfoSec sea shanty by @RachelTobac while you complete the program. Thank you all for participating and happy InfoSec month!

For any additional questions, please reach out to the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440

 

Encrypting College-owned Macs: Rescheduled to June 1, 2020

Update 3/13/20 at 3:00 p.m.:

LITS is rescheduling this work to June 1, 2020 to minimize disruption to community members.

Beginning June 1, 2020, LITS will be running a process to encrypt College-owned Mac computers assigned to individual faculty and staff members. Many Macs are already encrypted – this is to clean up any remaining machines that either pre-date our encryption project or were deployed without encryption turned on.

The next time you log out of your Mac after June 1, your computer will encrypt (if it is not encrypted already). Here’s what the process will look like:

  1. Log out of your Mac (not restart or shut down) before you leave for the day
  2. You’ll see a message that says add this user to FileFault
  3. Enter your College password
  4. You’ll see a message that says Enabling FileVault on your volume
  5. Click OK
  6. Your computer will encrypt. This could be quick, or it could take a couple of hours. Your computer is useable while it is encrypting. Please leave it connected to power and don’t turn it off. It’s fine to let the process run overnight.
  7. Next you’ll see a message with your FaileVault Recovery Key. You can write this down, but it’s not necessary – the Help Desk can always get it for you.

Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.