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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.
    • Cloud Storage with Box - Ideal for storing personal teaching and research materials, with unlimited storage

  • 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 Windows 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 UMKC Password (used with your UMKC Username) 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 end-of-life and is ready for disposal.

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