AppArmor Alert testing to occur Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 a.m.

Brock University’s Campus Security Services will be conducting a live test of the AppArmor Alert mass notification system Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 a.m. This test will require no action on the part of the Brock community and will be activated for approximately 15 minutes. The time was selected so as not to interrupt any online classes.

The testing will consist of sending a test message to many of the AppArmor Alert system mass notification alerting mechanisms, such as: desktop notifications to Brock owned/managed personal computers and laptops; student, staff and faculty emails; digital signs at Brock University’s main and downtown campus; Brock University and Campus Security Facebook and Twitter feeds; RSS feeds; voice calling to subscribed telephones and select office extensions; Brock Mobile Safety App; and conference bridging.

Staff who have permission to be on campus and are using their Brock PC or working remotely using their work PC will see an image on their screen. Users can press the acknowledge and close button to close this alert; however, user intervention is not required, as once the test alert had been deactivated by Campus Security, the alert screen will automatically disappear. Faculty, staff and students may also receive a voice and/or text message to their Brock cellphone, email and office phone.

AppArmor will be monitoring and analyzing the results and provide a detailed summary to the Brock development team on successes and deficiencies. Future tests will be conducted once the deficiencies have been addressed. Campus Security and University Marketing and Communications will advise the community prior to those tests.

Anyone with questions can contact Campus Security Inspector Karl Thorp at or ITS Project Manager Maria Pillitteri at

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