Library & Information Technology Services Blog

Reminder: Multi-factor authentication (MFA) on 10/8

Posted October 4, 2018

Bryn Mawr’s MFA rollout continues! See below for key dates and important information. WAVE 1: Faculty, many staff, and some student employees receive a self-enrollment email 9/17 self-enroll before 10/8 anyone in this group who has not self-enrolled will be enrolled in Duo on 10/8 and required to use multi-factor authentication WAVE 2: All remaining staff and […]

Reminder: Multi-factor authentication (MFA) on 10/1

Posted September 25, 2018

Bryn Mawr’s MFA rollout continues! See below for key dates and important information. WAVE 1: Faculty, many staff, and some student employees receive a self-enrollment email 9/17 self-enroll before 10/1 anyone in this group who has not self-enrolled will be enrolled in Duo on 10/1 and required to use multi-factor authentication Wave 2: All remaining staff and […]

Information Security Education Program 2018 Launches 10/1!

Posted September 24, 2018

College community members are responsible for completing Bryn Mawr’s Information Security Education Program annually. This year’s program launches 10/1/18 and must be completed during the month of October. The program includes 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 […]

Reminder: Multi-factor Authentication (Duo) Launches 9/17

Posted September 16, 2018

Beginning Monday, September 17 all faculty, many staff, and some student employees will begin using multi-factor authentication (MFA) when logging in to many of the College’s online services. Bryn Mawr is using Duo, a simple and effective multi-factor authentication service in use by many of our peers. Once enrolled in Duo, you will be required to […]

BIONIC Joins Duo-protected (MFA) Services 9/14

Posted September 10, 2018

Beginning on Friday, September 14, BIONIC will prompt community members enrolled in Duo for a second authentication factor. This change will take effect during Thursday’s routine system maintenance window, and early adopters already using Duo will be prompted the next time they log into BIONIC. Many thanks to the ~200 community members who have been […]

Multi-factor Authentication Launches 9/17

Posted September 10, 2018

Beginning Monday, September 17 all faculty, many staff, and some student employees will begin using multi-factor authentication (MFA) when logging in to many of the College’s online services. Bryn Mawr is using Duo, a simple and effective multi-factor authentication service in use by many of our peers. Once enrolled in Duo, you will be required to […]

Coming Fall Semester! Multi-factor Authentication for Students

Posted August 24, 2018

What is Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) and How Does it Work? Multi-factor authentication protects against account hijacking by providing an extra layer of security beyond your username and password. The idea is to make sure the person accessing the account is actually you. Once enrolled in Duo, you will be required to authenticate twice to many of the […]

Multi-factor Authentication for Faculty & Staff: Beginning Mid-September

Posted August 24, 2018

LITS is pleased to announce a major enhancement to our Information Security program. Beginning now with early adopters, and throughout the fall with the full community, we will implement multi-factor authentication for many of the College’s online services. Multi-factor authentication strengthens information security at Bryn Mawr College while maintaining the openness we value. We are […]

Multi-factor Authentication Launches for Early Adopters

Posted August 20, 2018

LITS is pleased to announce a major enhancement to our Information Security program. Beginning now with early adopters, and over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year with the full community, we will implement multi-factor authentication at the recommendation of the Information Stewardship Council, Board of Trustees, and in collaboration with Haverford College. We will […]

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 […]

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