Announcements

  • Thu. 12/5 @ 11am

    Excited about your new tablet? Top tips to keep it safe and secure are: use some type of screen or passcode lock, run the latest version of the operating system and be mindful of your privacy and Cloud options.

    Get the details from Chad Tilbury, who prepared this article that appeared in the December 2013 issue of OUCH! newsletter. More details about this author and the newsletter appear at the end of this article.

  • Mon. 10/28 @ 1pm

    On October 23rd, LinkedIn began offering Intro, their "Insights in your inbox", which allowed users to see LinkenIn (LI) profiles in their iPhone mail app. This extension of Apple's built-in iOS mail app is accomplished by routing email through a LI proxy server, where LI information is added to messages, which are then returned to the iPhone.

  • Tue. 10/1 @ 3pm

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time set aside to heighten awareness of online threats and how to protect yourself, your computer or device, personal information, identity, bank account and/or reputation.

  • Fri. 9/27 @ 1pm

    When you're sitting on top, you have a great view of others. The downside is, you're now easy to spot and make a better and more tempting target.

    As Android's popularity has risen*, so has its attractiveness to hackers. This is akin to underdog Firefox becoming the favored alternative to Internet Explorer when the latter was under seige, and then the hackers turning their sights on the more visible Firefox.

  • Fri. 9/27 @ 12pm

    Do you like spam?  Of course I’m talking about unsolicited bulk mail, and not the canned food.  That could be a whole other message, which perhaps I’ll address in a future memo. I have a feeling that no one answered yes to my question. No one likes electronic spam, and yet we need to learn to live with it, as it will continue to direct itself to our in-boxes.

  • Fri. 9/27 @ 11am

    As of October 3rd, the Information Security Group will be located on Brown's main campus in the 169 Angell building, accessed from the entrance on Angell, opposite the Brown Bookstore/Bank of America entrance.

  • Fri. 9/27 @ 11am

    Identity Finder LogoIf you are new to Brown or missed ISG's earlier announcements, we recommend that you install and run Identity Finder, a useful addition to anyone's security toolkit.

  • Wed. 9/11 @ 10am

    Over 3,200 individuals have taken the Protecting Brown’s Information class to learn what constitutes “Brown Confidential Information”; where, when and how it’s at risk; and what you can do to mitigate that risk. Are you one of them? Or has it been awhile and you’d like a refresher? Materials are available online and include a video of the class and comprehension test.

  • Tue. 9/10 @ 4pm

    The following article appeared in the August 2013 issue of  OUCH! magazine and was written by James Tarala. More details about this author and OUCH appear at the end of this article.

  • Tue. 9/10 @ 3pm

    The latest issue of Secure IT! has been released, now located on the new Information Technology site. While this brings a slightly different look to the newsletter, it continues to offer timely tips to keep you safe online.

    We invite you to peruse this issue, view back issues (to 2010) and send us ideas for future ones. Enjoy!

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