Category Archives: Fall 2011 Edition

CISO Memo: Cyber Security Awareness Month 2011

David SherryWelcome back, once again, to National Cyber Security Awareness Month, October 2011. Some of you may be saying “What???”, while others may be saying “Again?????”  Either way, it is important for Brown to take part in this national event.

There are three reasons why we do this each year: 1.) to introduce (or remind) you to the Information Security Group (ISG), 2.) To raise the awareness level of security across the university (which reduces our risk), and 3.) To simply have some fun.

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Your Edge on Encryption

Guardian Edge inscribed on a shieldCIS has purchased licenses for the encryption software Guardian Edge and is currently making preparations for a limited release late fall/early winter. Guardian Edge will provide full disk encryption for all data — whether user files, swap files, system files, hidden files, etc. — stored on a PC or Intel-based Mac. A typical Guardian Edge user would be a faculty or staff member who travels (on or off campus) with a laptop storing personally identifiable information (PII).

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