Announcements

  • Tue. 9/16 @ 3pm

    The latest issue of Secure IT! has been released. We invite you to peruse this issue, view back issues and send us ideas for future ones. Enjoy!

  • Thu. 8/28 @ 7pm

    We're excited to welcome new and returning students to campus for the 2014/15 academic year! 

    Look for CIS staff during move-in weekend and the beginning of September. We are going to be at the resource fairs for new students, at first-year key pickup, and in high-traffic areas on campus. We'll be happy to see you and tell you what's new in technology at Brown this fall. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

  • Tue. 8/12 @ 9am

    As announced, the Brown-Secure wireless network is no longer available. If you are on campus and have a Brown username and password, please connect to the new network, "Brown" instead. To set up the new network for the first time, visit http://wifi.brown.edu on your computer or mobile device.

  • Mon. 7/21 @ 8am

    As mentioned in our previous announcement, the "Brown" wireless network is now available. This new network will replace Brown-Secure as the recommended secure wireless network at Brown. To connect for the first time on a computer or mobile device, visit http://wifi.brown.edu.

  • Wed. 7/16 @ 8am

    Over the coming year, we will be upgrading Brown’s wireless network to offer faster speeds, better connectivity and roaming, more device support, and additional access points.

    As a part of this change, we will be retiring the Brown-Secure and Brown_EZ networks and replacing them with a single, secure network called "Brown". Brown-Guest and Eduroam will remain available for guests. Our timeline is as follows:

  • Thu. 7/10 @ 10am

    Earlier this year, Google Calendar started automatically including a Hangout (video conference) link in every calendar event. This change has caused confusion for events that are held in person or utilize other conferencing options such as WebEx. For this reason, we will be disabling the automatic addition of Hangouts on Wednesday 7/16.

  • Tue. 6/17 @ 9am

    Many faculty and staff in Brown departments currently use Department File Services to share files with others in their departments and back up files (instead of keeping them on local hard drives, which can lead to data loss). Over the next month, CIS will be upgrading the technology behind Department File Services to provide an improved experience, reliability, and more space.

  • Mon. 5/19 @ 10am

    Rosetta Stone offer online access to 30 languages (no download necessary).

  • Mon. 5/19 @ 10am

    The Brown University Library is hosting an Edit-a-Thon in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz on May 22, from 1:30-6pm in the Rockefeller Library DSL. All welcome, bring your laptop and be ready to write enrich articles on women, women's issues and other topics that continue Wadewitz's work.

    View details and sign up on the Wikipedia event page.

  • Wed. 5/7 @ 11am

    No one likes being tricked into doing something they wouldn't want to do or could harm themselves or others. That is what phishing tries to get you to do, for example, giving away your login credentials or social security number. That doesn't have to happen if you learn how to read the clues.

    Here's an example of a phishing email that includes tips on spotting a phony email. To see more examples, head to the Phish Bowl

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