Tech Documentation

'Information Security' Archive

Encrypting a College-Owned Computer (macOS)

Posted May 17, 2019

Important: We strongly recommend installing Code42 (CrashPlan) before encrypting your computer. Backing up your computer makes data recovery possible should anything go wrong. Any work you try to do on your computer while completing the steps below might not be saved. Follow these steps to encrypt your College-owned computer: Make sure you are connected to […]

Encrypting a College-Owned Computer (Windows 10)

Posted May 17, 2019

Important: We strongly recommend installing Code42 (CrashPlan) before encrypting your computer. Backing up your computer makes data recovery possible should anything go wrong. Set aside 30 minutes of relatively uninterrupted time to encrypt your computer. Any work you try to do on your computer while completing the steps below might not be saved. Follow these […]

Using Code42 for Desktop Backup

Posted February 20, 2019

Bryn Mawr’s Code42 Desktop Backup service provides faculty and staff with unlimited cloud storage for securely backing up files on multiple devices. To install Code42, visit Software Center from your College-owned windows or Mac computer. Here are some articles that will help you make the most of this great service. Still have questions? Contact the […]

Technology Tips for International Travel

Posted December 14, 2018

The following documentation is intended for students, faculty, and staff travelling abroad. The document will provide a brief overview of how to use Duo if a cellular and/or wireless network are not consistently available. Additionally, the document will cover the actions community members should take before travelling with encrypted devices and also go over international […]

Getting Started with Duo

Posted September 5, 2018

Enrolling Once your College account is set up for Duo, you will be able to enroll in the service by logging into a Duo protected resource, such as your Bryn Mawr College email account. (We recommend doing this on a laptop or a desktop for the smoothest experience.) After logging in, you will reach a […]

Bryn Mawr College Information Security Competencies

Posted September 13, 2017

The overarching goal of the Information Security Education Program is to ensure all College community members are able to demonstrate continued mastery of the following competencies: Recognize and respond to common information security threats Recognize and properly classify confidential data Store confidential data in properly secured locations Create strong passwords/passphrases Keep passwords confidential Lock computers […]

Personal Computer Services, Software, and Purchasing

Posted July 20, 2017

Software for College-owned computers You can obtain many packages at the click of a mouse by using Software Center on see Windows or macOS. Having trouble?  Don’t see what you’re looking for? Have another question? Please contact the Help Desk at x7440 or email help@brynmawr.edu for information about software on your office or college-owned computer (including grant or college-funded […]

Guide to Cleaning Your Inbox of Sensitive Data

Posted June 19, 2017

Cleaning your inbox of sensitive data? Please review the following guide in full before beginning.

SCAMALOT! Part VI

Posted June 7, 2017
Password Expiry Email

Welcome to a special edition of SCAMALOT! In this post, we change course from our usual mission of providing tips and tricks for recognizing phishing attacks to learn how to assess automated emails you’ll encounter in your inbox. At times, you will receive automated messages from Bryn Mawr College or Bi-College software, like the password […]

SCAMALOT! Part V

Posted May 2, 2017

In this edition of SCAMALOT, we’ll take a closer look at an email that raises a number of common phishing flags. Scam emails aren’t always as easy to identify as you might think; it may have been a while since you’ve been asked to wire money to a foreign prince! The most dubious attacks have […]

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