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'Information Security' Archive

Password Managers: Overview

Posted July 27, 2021

Table of Contents: What is a Password Manager? How do I use a Password Manager? Popular Options Questions?   What is a Password Manager? A service or feature that stores and autofills your credentials. LITS highly recommends using a dedicated password manager service, rather than one built-in to a browser. Why? How are they different? […]

Software for Personal Devices

Posted July 19, 2021

The following article applies to personal devices. For College computers, see current Software Configurations and Software Center. Before you start, you will need access to the following: a Bryn Mawr College account a laptop or desktop w/ internet access Access to some of the following software is dependent on your current enrollment/employment status. Table of […]

Setup & Update Your College Password

Posted July 16, 2021

Before you start, you may need access to the following: a laptop/desktop computer with internet access an email from help@brynmawr.edu with your College username   First-time Account Setup Receive an email from help@brynmawr.edu with your College username Call the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 or drop by Canaday Library Login with your new account, setup Duo, […]

Two-Factor: Getting Started with Duo

Posted July 16, 2021

Before you start, you will need access to the following: a Bryn Mawr College account a laptop or desktop computer w/ internet access Table of Contents: What is Duo? Enroll in Duo Adding a Device Activating/Reactivating Duo Mobile Duo & Email Syncing Generating Duo Passcodes Questions?   What is Duo? Duo is used alongside your College […]

Backing Up: Why, Where, and How

Posted May 14, 2021

Table of Contents: Why do I need to back up? Where can I store my backup? How do I back up? Questions?   Why do I need to back up? Backups are critical to the integrity of your data, and ensure you’ll never lose valuable files in the event of a device failure. 3-2-1: ensures your backup […]

Ransomware: A Quick Guide to Reduce Risk

Posted April 23, 2021

What is ransomware? Ransomware is a class of malicious software that holds your data hostage by blocking access and demanding payment. In some instances, the software may even threaten to leak your data unless you pay. Did you know? Even if you do pay (Which you should not!), the bad actor will still keep your […]

Guide to Cleaning Your Inbox of Sensitive Data

Posted April 5, 2021

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

Encrypting a College-Owned Computer (macOS)

Posted March 2, 2021

Before you start, you will need access to the following: a stable internet connection an eligible college-provided Mac Want to encrypt an email? See Using Email Encryption in Office 365. Table of Contents: FileVault Encryption — What and Why Encrypting your Mac Questions?   FileVault Encryption — What and Why Not all devices are eligible […]

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 […]

Technology Tips for International Travel

Posted December 14, 2018

Table of Contents: Using Duo Internationally Travelling with Encrypted Laptops International Calling   Using Duo Internationally Authenticating with Duo does not require an international phone, phone number, or data plan. Instead, simply set up the Duo Mobile app which will allow you to: When connected to WiFi or Mobile Data: receive push notifications When disconnected […]

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