Guide for Staff Working Remotely
Posted by Melinda Barnsley, Last modified by Melinda Barnsley on 17 March 2020 11:14 AM
The risk of data exposure or password compromise increases when you use PSU services or work with university data, off-campus.
This section spells out specific risks and steps you can take to protect your passwords and data while working off-campus.
WORKING FROM HOME
University data stored on a computer you use at home, whether the computer is owned by you or the university, is subject to the same policies as data located on campus. Per university policy, you are the custodian responsible for all Plymouth State University data on any computer you use. See the IT Guide for Protecting Data for more information about these responsibilities. It is your responsibility to know what types of PSU data you have on your computer at home and to take steps to protect it as outlined here and elsewhere in this security guide.
USE A SEPARATE LOGIN ACCOUNT
ENCRYPT ALL CONFIDENTIAL DATA
CONNECT TO CAMPUS WITH THE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK
SECURE YOUR HOME WIRELESS NETWORK
The manuals that came with your wireless router should provide detailed information on how to secure your home wireless network. If you no longer have the manual, use the brand name and model type to search for an electronic copy online.
KEEP YOUR COMPUTER SECURE
TOOLS TO ASSIST IN WORKING REMOTELY
Keeping in touch or collaborating with co-workers while working remotely can be achieved with one of two choices PSU has available.
Zoom: Zoom is a videoconferencing platform that works on Windows, Mac, Smartphones/Tablets (iOS & Android devices), room systems, and standard telephones. Below is a list of documents to help you navigate through Zoom:
Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) is a chat-based workspace in Office 365 that makes it easy to have conversations, host meetings, share files and collaborate on documents, and get work done with teams across the organization. Microsoft Teams lets you work in a natural, conversational way — with everything you need in one place — available anytime, on any device.
Below is a list of documents to help you navigate through Teams:
If at any time you have questions, please contact the Help Desk at (602)535-2929 or email email@example.com