Security Standards

User Responsibilities

  • Keep portable devices physically secure.
  • Lock your screen/device when not in use.
  • When connecting to your campus network or campus resources, use VPN or other secure remote access services as deemed appropriate by your campus IT department.
  • Do not share your password with anyone and do not use your University password on non-University web sites or other accounts.
  • Make sure your device is disposed of properly. For University-owned devices, give your aged device to your IT support staff. For personal devices, make sure they are wiped before disposal.
  • Do not disable the firewall or antivirus.
  • Use mapped network drives or collaboration applications provided by your campus to store work files rather than storing files exclusively on your workstation (protects against device failure).
  • Do not join unsecure wireless networks when working or, if you must use such networks, use VPN or other secure remote access services.
  • Report the loss or theft of a device, regardless of ownership, to your campus police department, your IT support person and to your campus Information Security Office.

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