Announcements

  • Wed. 9/28 @ 12pm

    Round icon with a smartphone with paw print in the center and the following words along the circumference: BEar AWARE - Be Safe OnlineThis fall get the tools and the knowledge to keep you safe online, have fun in the process, and enter our contest to win one of five Brown Bookstore gift cards!

  • Thu. 7/7 @ 11am

    summer trip check listSummer has arrived and the open road beckons. You've made your plans -- flight, hotel, dog, car -- but do they include your mobile devices?

  • Wed. 3/23 @ 4pm

    The threat of ransomware is growing. Here's how to protect yourself and what to do if your computer becomes infected.

  • Fri. 2/19 @ 10am

    Two-Step verification is a security feature for your Brown account; it will be required for undergraduates starting the week of 2/22.

    In case you missed our emails, please note that Two-Step Verification will be automatically turned on for undergraduate accounts at the following dates and times, based on class year:

  • Fri. 10/30 @ 2pm

    Phishing is scary, and it's getting more realistic every day.

    If you have a brown.edu email address, you've probably gotten plenty of emails that attempt to scam you out of your Brown username and password (or other personal information). These are known as "phishing" emails.

    Today's example is especially realistic, especially due to the accurate contact information for our IT Service Center. How do we know it's fake? Let's take a look.
     

  • Wed. 9/30 @ 12pm

    Round icon with a smartphone with paw print in the center and the following words along the circumference: BEar AWARE - Be Safe OnlineThis fall get the tools and the knowledge to keep you safe online, have fun in the process, and enter our contest to win one of several prizes!

  • Mon. 7/20 @ 1pm

    In today’s world, a password alone is not enough.

    Two-Step verification for Brown accounts is available for all students, staff, and faculty. This feature, which uses a product called Duo, will protect your Brown account even if someone is able to access or guess your password. It combines something you know (your password) with something you have (a phone or code).

  • Sat. 12/20 @ 9am

    Making travel plans? They should includes these tips for keeping your mobile device safe when away from home, especially when traveling outside of the U.S.  Remember: an ounce of prevention now can save a pound of trouble later.

  • Mon. 9/29 @ 10am

    This October, learn how to spot phishing email to stop it from spreading and you could be the winner of an iPad mini, Nexus 7 and other prizes.

    To celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month, ISG (Information Security Group) will focus on phishing throughout October with weekly quizzes and a special Brown Bag (Don't Be the Catch-of-the-Day: Phishing Tips to Keep You Off the Hook) on the 9th.

  • Tue. 9/23 @ 1pm

    As Brown prepares to participate and celebrate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) for the 10th year, I thought that I would cover a question that gets brought to me a great deal: "You used to be IT security, but now you're Information Security. What's the big deal?"

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