Many Duke employees and students connect to Duke systems from personal machines. How are they making sure their systems don’t transmit malware, share passwords, or allow Duke data to be stolen while they’re connected?
First, they’re following the steps in our previous blog post (link: National Cyber Security Awareness Month is here!) and in this document: http://tiny.cc/Computer-Hygiene-Tips. Those steps will help protect the home machine against being infected with or transmitting malware.
Second, they use the university’s VPN (http://vpn.duke.edu) to create a secure connection to Duke that cannot be eavesdropped on.
And third, they’re aware of the Duke Data Classification standard and the IT Security Office technical standards, which help Duke users know how to classify data and identify the controls required to protect Sensitive and Restricted Duke data. Join them in staying safe and keeping Duke safe. And enter to win an iPad 3 or Nexus tablet from the University IT Security Office by taking our quiz (http://security.duke.edu), and updating and strengthening your NetID password and updating your challenge questions at http://oit.duke.edu/selfservice. Complete all three tasks and you’ll be entered to win!