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Information Security - It's Everybody's Responsibility
Securing information is the responsibility of every department and individual on campus. No one can assume that anti-virus software, firewalls and data encryption can provide the protection needed to secure all data that resides on personal workstations, in file cabinets, or on desks, printers and copiers. Information security and protecting confidential information and campus resources is everyone's responsibility. This site is dedicated to helping the campus community be more security conscious, cautious and conscientious.
Securing Multi-function Devices
Multi-function devices (MFD) are convenient, reduce the need for numerous devices, and departments save money and space. A single MFD can perform multiple functions such as printing, copying, scanning, faxing and e-mail. But we often forget that these devices are actually computers, complete with operating systems, network connections and hard drive storage. Left unsecured, the campus risk for lost Level 1 and Level 2 confidential data increases; information leakage from logs can be used for fraudulent or illegal activities; network attacks can occur; vulnerable data is physically accessible to anyone, including equipment service technicians; and University protected data is lost when internal hard drives are not sanitized before equipment is relocated or replaced. There are secure methods to avoid all these risks. To learn more about securing MFDs from procurement through end-of-life, read ITS-2013-S Standards for Utilization of Multi-function Devices.