Antivirus Software: It's required for all computers connected to SU's wireless or
Faculty and staff:
- McAfee is configured on all University-owned computers by school, college, and departmental computing support staff.
- Faculty and staff are eligible to have
one copy of McAfee installed on their personal computers after they have
attended the remote access security training.
- Questions: Contact your departmental computing support staff
- All students are required to have a current version of antivirus
software running on their computers.
- A list of recommended antivirus software is available on the
ITS Student Antivirus Web page.
Operating System Updates:
Connecting to SU computing resources from off-campus
Automatic updates should be enabled on all personally-owned computers connected to the SU network. For more information:
Protect against device theft:
- SU's Virtual Private Network (VPN):
VPN provides a secure connection to SU information resources and services from off-campus locations, protecting the privacy of information/data that is exchanged over the Internet between the computing device and the SU network.
- Remote Desktop: This tool is used with VPN to provide employees secure access to information that is stored on their office computer.
- Terminal Server: This is a secure server used to store information that employees can access from off-campus locations after logging in with their NetID and password. The information that is stored on these servers cannot be downloaded onto insecure computing devices, such as laptop computers or thumb drives.
- More information: Go to the Remote Access Web page
As the number and value of mobile computing devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones continue to grow
across campus, so does the risk and incidence of device theft. You can protect your devices from theft, and
yourself from resulting data loss and identity theft, by following this advice.