The Information Security Group performs regularly scheduled and ad-hoc scanning of network and web services to identify vulnerabilities, ensure security standards, and maintain regulatory compliance.
CIS has made an arrangement with InCommon for issuing digital certificates (cert). A cert is an electronic file containing personal information about its owner as well as the owner's public key, used to establish a web site owner's credentials when transactions on the Internet must be secured.
Symantec Endpoint Encryption (SEE) provides advanced data and file encryption for desktops, laptops, and removable storage devices. ISG recommends that faculty and staff who use laptops containing Brown Restricted Information (especially frequent travelers) consider using SEE, which should only be installed by a qualified support person.
Brown University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows access to programs and services exclusive to users on the Brown on-campus network from off campus. A VPN connection provides a Brown IP (Internet Protocol) address at a remote location, providing the benefits of being on the Brown network.