In order to promote and maintain the security of Brown data and its network infrastructure, firewalls have been strategically installed as part of the overall network architecture. Requests for the opening or closing firewall ports are reviewed, researched, and acted upon by the Information Security Group, who manages this service.
Identity Finder software is available to all active staff and faculty to detect and secure sensitive data on their computers, with the goal to help prevent identity theft and aid in keeping Brown compliant with federal and state laws.
The Information Technology Security Computing Incident Response Team (CIRT) is the emergency response team for all IT security events at Brown University, and is critical to protecting Brown University's electronic communications infrastructure.
The Information Security Group, in addition to a bi-annual risk assessment, can perform a security-focused risk assessment of a department for compliance to standards or regulations, or for audit preparation or remediation.
The Information Security Group is available for consulting on all topics related to information security, privacy, P2P, compliance, social networks, wireless, laptop safety, and on-line protection. The group also consults on new and on-goind security projects, and is also available for speaking at department and organizational meetings.