Data Security & Records

Anti-virus, multi-factor authentication, whole disk encryption, firewall, SSL certificates, data security issues, and Records Center storage.

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Records Center

Articles to assist in the processing and handling of university records.

Certificates

Articles to assist in requests and appropriate use of public key certificates.

Articles (37)

Email Phishing FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about email phishing.

Guidelines to Identify High Risk Data

Information to help you identify different classifications of data, which may require different technical controls.

How do I erase my Solid-State Drive?

Instructions on erasing solid-state drives.

How do I identify the risks when using, purchasing, or renewing systems or vendors?

This article explains the process used when identifying the risks associated with a particular product or service for the intended use.

How do I install Sophos Home on an Apple computer?

This is a tutorial on installing Sophos AntiVirus Home onto a personal Mac/Apple computer.

How do I install Sophos Home on Windows?

This tutorial explains how to install Sophos Home on Windows.

How do I reboot a remote Bitlocker protected computer?

Remote reboot instructions for Bitlocker users.

How do I retire a device?

Information about and how to wipe the information before disposing of or otherwise permanently relinquishing control of devices capable of storing information using a DBAN CD.

How do I set up a VPN for MacOS?

This tutorial explains how to set up the UI VPN for a machine running OS X.

How do I set up a VPN for Windows?

Setting up a VPN for Windows.

How do I setup a VPN for Linux?

This tutorial goes over how to set up the UI Cisco Any Connect VPN onto a Linux machine.

How do I setup Sophos Safeguard on OS X?

The installation of Sophos SafeGuard will take place automatically, but encryption will not take place until a passphrase is set. This tutorial will demonstrate how to begin the encryption process on OS X.

How do I setup Sophos SafeGuard on Windows?

The installation of Sophos SafeGuard will take place automatically, but encryption will not take place until a passphrase is set. This tutorial will demonstrate how to begin the encryption process on Windows.

How do I setup VPN for iOS?

This tutorial explains how to set up VPN for an iOS device.

How do I setup VPN on Android?

Setting up VPN for Android.

How do I troubleshoot a firewall?

This article explains how to access Firewall options within a Windows OS.

ITS Approved Storage Locations

The following locations have been approved by ITS for storage of university data, consistent with U of I policies and standards.

Spam email

What to do about spam. Some people and business indiscriminately send large amounts of unsolicited commercial email (UCE). In recent years, spam content has expanded to include offensive advertising, malicious content and computer viruses.

Technology and Device Security Essentials

Essential Cyber Security Tips for UI Employees

Travel Tips for Cyber Security

Cyber Security Tips for traveling abroad

What do I do if my identity is stolen?

Resources for victims of identity theft.

What do I do when I forget my encryption passphrase on OSX?

In the case that a user forgets the Power-On-Authentication passphrase that they set when encryption was enabled, this tutorial will demonstrate how a recovery key can be generated so that they can boot their OS X Apple computer and reset their passphrase.

What do I do when I forget my encryption passphrase on Windows?

In the case that a user forgets the Power-On-Authentication passphrase that they set when encryption was enabled, this tutorial will demonstrate how a recovery key can be generated so that they can boot their Windows computer and reset their passphrase.

What is acceptable use policy for eduroam?

Information about the acceptable use policy for eduroam.

What is phishing?

Information about and helpful tips on identifying phishing emails.

What is WDE (Whole Disk Encryption)?

This article contains information about Whole Disk Encryption at U of I.

Whole Disk Encryption FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about Whole Disk Encryption.

Why do I have to format and re-image my computer after it is infected with a virus?

Malware removal is not an effective way to ensure an infected computer is clean. The best way to approach malware infections is to format and re-image the computer.

Why do web services timeout and the period before the timeout?

Listing of common timeouts and why they are important.

Why is it important to secure my account and computer?

This article explains the why and how for implementing different security measures for your account and computer.

Guidelines for Temporary Employees and High Risk Data

Mitigations for use of temporary employees handling high risk data.

How do I change my WDE Passphrase on Windows?

This document describes the process to change the WDE passphrase (also known as encryption password, boot password or PIN).