College Computer Security Policy


ATLAS recommended Computer Security Measures for Faculty/Staff computers or any machine that stores University data*.

  1. Full Disk Encryption and/or encryption software should be enabled to protect sensitive information. 
    *Strongly recommended to work with local ITpro on implementation.
  2. Password protection enabled on login and screensaver. 
  3. Anti-virus and anti-malware software installed, updated, and actively monitored. 
  4. Registering machine with campus security to assist tracking if your laptop, desktop, or tablet is stolen. 
  5. Implement a storage and backup plan for critical data.  Talk to your local ITpro on options and implementation
  6. A process should be implemented to regularly change local admin account passwords.
  7. Regular critical patches/updates should be installed and activated in a timely manner.
  8. For the best protection it is strongly recommended for devices to be registered with endpoint management services.  Please see your local ITpro for details.

*For any questions, concerns, or unsure please consult with your local ITpro.

*Situations may exist where it is not possible or practical to install all security measures listed above.  Deviations from ATLAS recommended measures will be documented on a case by case basis with agreement from user/dept. and IT pro.