Device Security & Virus Prevention

Core Administrative System Self-Service Security FAQ

What are the requirements for a Core Administrative System Self-Service password? Your password must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least one numeric digit. It will expire after 180 days and will begin warning you that you need to change it 30 days before the expiration date. Continue reading »

Massachusetts Identity Theft Law

Note: The Winter 2010 Information Security Workshop Slides (PowerPoint)  are available for download. In 2007, Massachusetts enacted a law to protect Massachusetts residents from identity theft. As a business operating in Massachusetts, the College is subject to this law. MA OCABR ID Theft Web Site Massachusetts isn’t the only… Continue reading »

Secure and Safe Computing for Administrative Offices

Overview The purpose of this document is to lay out guidelines for secure and safe computing for College faculty and staff. In the world of computing, it seems that anything that stays the same for more than six months is obsolete. This document is not immune. Please check back for… Continue reading »

Last modified on January 30, 2023

Loading the Williams CA Certificate

Downloading the Williams certificate authority will let you visit secure Williams websites without getting security warnings from your browser. Why should I download the certificate? Many Williams College web sites have purchased certificates from major commercial certificate authorities, such as Geotrust, that let you use the sites without getting a… Continue reading »


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month As part of promoting cyber security at Williams we sent out a number daily messages during the month of October on a variety of topics around staying safe online. 2016 Keeping your data safe when sites… Continue reading »

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