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Safe Computing

Keep important data secure when working on or off campus.

Safe Computing

  • Antivirus Software and Malware Protection
    Guarding systems against malicious software tools is a key to protecting the integrity of important data. Learn about the various antivirus software used on campus and that you can use on your own.

  • Data Encryption
    To help protect sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands, encryption technology is available on university-owned computers.

  • File Storage and Backups
    Secure, network-based storage resources are available and should be used to store any important teaching and research data.
  • Phishing Scams
    Learn how to identify and dispose of junk e-mail that could compromise security of your account and your data.

  • Remote Access to the Campus Network
    Access campus computing resources from anywhere in the world using a number of remote computing tools.
    • Direct Access for university-owned Windows laptops gives you seamless access to network file storage and other on-campus resources.
    • Remote Desktop clients are available for most popular operating systems and make it easy to remote-control a Windows computer on campus.
    • VPN for Windows, Mac, and Linux lets you create a secure link between your remote computer and the campus network, whether you are using a university or personally-owned computer.

  • Reset your Password
    Your SSO/e-mail password must be changed every six months to help ensure the security of your data. You can also change it online at any time.

  • Surplus and Computer Disposal
    Special handling is required of computer equipment that has reached eand-of-life and is ready for disposal.

  • Web Hosting
    Personal webpage hosting is available for faculty, staff, and students.