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'Information Security' Archive

Getting Started with Duo

Posted September 5, 2018

Enrolling Once you get a Duo enrollment email, you will be able to follow the link in the email to start the enrollment process. If you do not get a chance to enroll before the deadline, LITS will automatically enable Duo for your account. If LITS enables Duo for you, you will be able to […]

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 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.


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 […]


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 […]

Recommended Chrome Settings

Posted April 5, 2017

If you’re using your College computer  and you are new to Chrome (you haven’t set up bookmarks or customizations), go to Software Center and double-click on the chrome installer.  This install is pre-configured with all the LITS-recommended options. These settings are as per Chrome version 57.  Chrome updates often and settings may change.  Feel free […]


Posted March 29, 2017

Welcome back to SCAMALOT! In this spring 2017 edition, we continue to closely examine aspects of scam emails to help you identify similar attacks in the future. There is usually more than one way to determine if a message is legitimate or not, and by taking the time to look for phishy evidence in your […]

Guide to Cleaning Up Moodle

Posted January 5, 2017

Cleaning up your Moodle courses? Please review the following guide in full before beginning.

Email Spam & Phishing

Posted May 20, 2016

Spam email is unsolicited email sent to your email address. Here are some tips and tricks on how to avoid spam, as well as how to block it, and what to do if important emails are being marked as spam. What is spam? Spam is unsolicited email. Much like junk mail from the post office, […]

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