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'Information Security' Archive

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 […]

Software for Personally-owned Computers

Posted March 20, 2020

Remote Software All software available in campus computer labs can be accessed remotely on personal computers. To do this, you can use Labstats (app-based) or Apporto (web browser-based). How to use Labstats (app-based) How to use Apporto (browser-based) Downloadable Software Microsoft products: Office 365 Windows for Fac/Staff (Work from Home licensing) Anti-virus software: Sophos Home […]

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

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 […]

Two-Step: Getting Started with Duo

Posted September 5, 2018

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: Enroll in Duo Adding a Device Activating/Reactivating Duo Mobile Duo Protected Email & Mobile Syncing Generating Duo Passcodes Questions?   Enroll in Duo Navigate to any Duo-protected resource (i.e. […]


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 […]

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