Proper security requires a higher level of technical knowledge than ever before. Simply connecting to a high speed network poses many threats
that all computer users must be aware of. At the same time, a rapid increase in information security attacks targeting academic and healthcare organizations, and wider regulations to protect confidential and sensitive information (including PHI and PII) mean that it's more important than ever to make sure you understand and are taking the proper steps to protect your computer and its data.
These Safe Computing pages provide an overview on general best practices. All CUMC affiliates must also be sure they are complying with applicable IT Policies, Procedures and Guidelines. If you are not taking correct security precautions to keep work and research related data safe then you, your department and CUMC can be held fully liable.