Welcome to the Network Security website at the IAS

This website is intended to bring you the latest news, how to's, tools and resources in Information Security.  Security Awareness of our Faculty, Members and Staff is key in creating a safer computing environment.

The three major Principles of Information Security, Availability, Integrity and Confidentiality, will be covered throughout the security awareness program at the Institute.  For a description of these principles, please see our About section.

In keeping with the spirit of the Institute, I encourage questions and open discussions about security.  And if you discover anything out of the ordinary, please feel free to bring it to my attention so that we can work together to create a more productive, safer environment.

Brian Epstein <security@ias.edu>
twitter: @epepepep


"Phishing" is a term that refers to a type of attack made against unsuspecting individuals that coerces them to divulge sensitive information.

The name comes from the word "fishing," where one casts a line or net in the water hoping to fool a fish to take the bait.

The Bait

Here is an example of a phishing attempt being done over email.