Information Security

Taking the time and responsibility to keep your computer safe and to protect your personal information is a shared priority. These tools protect your TU computer, personally identifiable information (PII) and data.

Device Encryption

BitLocker-To-Go (PDF) allows you to encrypt removable storage devices, like USB thumb drives, so your data remains protected no matter where it goes. Once  enabled, the removable drive cannot be accessed from another computer without entering the password or the drive's secret recovery key. See BitLocker FAQ (PDF) and how to recover from BitLocker Recovery Mode (PDF) 

To further protect PC’s that have access to sensitive data, Dell Data Protection (PDF) client detects and encrypts USB/Flash drives when they are plugged into an encrypted system.

Cisco Services

Cisco AMP: Malware Analysis Software (PDF) protects against antivirus by monitoring files on designated faculty and staff computers. See how to use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to Secure and PeopleSoft Shares (PDF) through a VPN.

Spirion Identity Finder

Learn about performing a scan to find personally identifiable information (PII) using Spirion Identity Finder (PDF) or see the Spirion Identity Finder FAQ (PDF)

If you are the sponsor of a custom or departmental share drive, it is recommended that you set up a monthly scan using Spirion (PDF) to identify PII and move it to a secure share drive or secure shred it. 

OpenDNS

Learn about how OpenDNS (PDF) notifies and protects you against unsafe websites and domains.

Phishing

Forward suspicious emails to , then delete. Learn more about phishing and how to recongize it at towson.edu/phishing

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