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  • Basics

    • Promoting better data security practices benefits the entire Cornell community. When Certified Desktop is installed on your system, it will help make your files safer, more secure, and better protected against loss—without interfering with your work.
    • Units deploying Certified Desktop may find the following materials helpful when communicating to end users about Certified Desktop and promote data security.
    • Units agreeing to the terms of the Certified Desktop Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will need to document a plan to implement effective data security technical measures. These measures are...
    • Certified Desktop is intended to be licensed and deployed by IT support professionals. End users who are interested in obtaining the data security tools that are part of Certified Desktop should...

    For Network Admins and Technical Support Providers (TSPs)

    FYI

    • Why is Cornell concerned about the security of my computer? The work you do is important both to you and to the university. Because of the increased incidence of malware attacks, security...
    • How does Code42 work? Code42 provides a cloud-based “continuous backup” which is different from other, more traditional backup applications. Rather than kick off a resource-intensive...
    • How does CrowdStrike work? CrowdStrike is a flexible platform designed to prevent a variety of online attacks, including computer viruses, malware, and other security threats. To counter...
    • What does it mean that my hard drive is encrypted? When you encrypt your hard drive, it is protected from being seen by unauthorized individuals—for example, someone who has stolen...
    • Why is it important for me to update my software every week? Keeping the operating system and other software on your computer up-to-date not only gives you the latest and greatest program...