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Protecting your computer

Security patches and anti-malware software play an important role in keeping your computer and data safe.

Stanford Anti-Malware

Protect your computer from viruses, adware/spyware, and other malicious software.

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Patching

This tool automatically installs critical security patches on computers as soon as they're made available.

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Two-step authentication and strong passwords can help make sure no one steals your information.

Passwords

Check out the SUNet ID Passwords page for tips on how to pick a strong password.

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Two-step authentication

This type of authentication is required to access Stanford systems that have higher than normal levels of security.

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With VPN and Stanford Secure Wireless, you can make sure you have an encrypted connection over the Internet.

Stanford Secure Wireless Network

Stanford Secure protects your data with network encryption.

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VPN

Connect to Stanford's network as if you were on campus.

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Encryption and risk classification provide enhanced protection to Stanford faculty and staff.

Risk Classifications

Determine which risk classification is appropriate for a particular type of data.

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Encryption

Encryption protects your privacy.

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Mobile Device Management

Configure your devices to protect your data.

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Brush up on your knowledge of important Stanford policies on computing and copyright.

Risk Classifications

Determine which risk classification is appropriate for a particular type of data.

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Minimum Security Standards

Determine the minimum level of care necessary for Stanford's sensitive data.

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Administrative Guide

Learn more about Stanford's Computing and Network Usage Policy and related policies on computing.