Information Security & Data Protection

Infrastructure and services that provide security, data integrity, and compliance for institutional activities. Includes security services such as virus protection, encryption, data security, identity management solutions, and password management.

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To keep your personal computer protected from harmful files, it is critical that your computer is equipped at all times with effective security programs, i.e. anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware programs. To assist you with this, we have compiled a series of recommended protection programs for your computer.

Elon University offers several file storage and back up solutions for faculty and staff, each with different recommended uses. Whether you're looking to manage documents, automate processes, or easily collaborate on files with colleagues, there are a variety of tools and services to help you streamline tasks and complete projects.

Solutions and recommended uses:
- eDocs is primarily used for sensitive data or file needs for accreditation or auditing.
- OneDrive is recommended for individual work files or files shared with a small group of people from multiple departments or outside Elon University.
- SharePoint Team Sites are recommended for department, committee, or other chartered/ongoing groups for file sharing and collaboration.

All Elon faculty, staff, and students are provided with a username and password to access a variety of services on campus, including the wireless network, Moodle, and E-Net. Some services, such as OnTrack and E-Bill, require separate login credentials.

Elon University data is managed within a number of applications. Utilizing a virtual private network (VPN) and multi-factor authentication strengthens access security for the many faculty and staff who work within those platforms.

Information security awareness and training help protect the university's data as well as personal information. Elon's Information Security office offers awareness programs and training through Linkedin Learning and Allied World//FrameWRX.

Information security is integral to the protection of data, campus technology resources, and the existence of a safe computing environment for the entire Elon University community. These services are related to data protection and encryption, firewall management, and information security response and investigation.