Samford University continues efforts outlined by its Identity Theft Prevention Task Force to protect University-managed sensitive information from loss. One program that assists with this process is called Data Loss Prevention, and it employs encryption technology. All employee email to other employee accounts is automatically encrypted. Encryption of email to students, alumni and non-Samford email accounts (external recipient) is not assured. However, we must ensure that all email that contains sensitive information is encrypted.
Samford University is continuing to improve its IT security posture by reducing risk. To protect University data, University-owned computers used by employees will be encrypted. The priority goes to department machines that may hold sensitive University information. Technology Services has been testing its new encryption system from WinMagic, which will manage encryption of disk storage on Windows and Mac systems, both laptop and desktop computers. Technology Services and Accounting department computers are now encrypted, and we are continuing deployment to all employee machines. We will soon begin to include encryption on all replacement computers when they are delivered.
Samford University is providing Microsoft
Office to every student free of charge. This means the latest
version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more available for offline
and online use to best prepare you for class. As long as you’re a
student here, you’ll be able to use this software for free.
Samford University is an Equal Opportunity institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin.