Protecting Material in your Office

For Your Office:

  • Always lock your office when you are not in it.
  • File away test and assignment material – i.e., do not leave in plain view on your desk.
  • Lock filing cabinets, desk drawers, etc.
For Technology:
  • Install passwords on your computer and laptop and change them regularly.  See for ideas on how to create a strong password.
  • Lock your computer when not in use: i.e., control-alt-delete K.
  • Be very careful with USB keys and laptops – they are portable and easy to steal.
  • Anti-virus software should be installed on your computer.
  • Limit the use of your computer: i.e., do not permit casual use by others.
  • Assignment solutions and marking keys – do not label them in an obvious manner on your computer or on WebCT (e.g., do not name the file “assignment1answers”).
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