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PLEASE NOTE: As of October 21, Norwich University reports zero active cases of COVID-19 in a total of 1665 students currently in residence on the Northfield campus. The cumulative total of positive cases is six to date. As a precautionary measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Norwich campus is closed to the public for the foreseeable future to include all buildings, fields and tracks. Thank you for your understanding.

Working from home can present its own unique challenges and security vulnerabilities. The bad guys are counting on us to lower our guard and have lax information security practices while we work from home. While more and more Norwich faculty and staff, and even students, will be teleworking, we need to ensure that we do not lax our information security practices.

The document from the National Cybersecurity Alliance offers some great tips for all remote workers. Please take some time to review them and practice these tips. The key takeaways from this document include:

Faculty/Staff:

  • Think before you click.
  • Lock down your personal accounts
  • Use a VPN (NU VPN for faculty and staff) Do not connect to public WiFi without using a VPN
  • Keep devices with you at all times or in a secure location.
  • Only NU employees are only permitted to use a university issued device
  • Continue to use NU approved/vetted devices and applications. Do not substitute your own tools.
  • Keep your software updated, including the software of all devices connected to your home network.

Students:

  • Think before you click.
  • Lock down your personal accounts
  • Use a trusted VPN provider. Do not connect to public WiFi without using a VPN.
  • Keep devices with you at all times or in a secure location.
  • Continue to use NU applications and those recommended by your instructor. Do not substitute your own tools.
  • Keep your software updated, including the software of all devices connected to your home network.

For a list of additional resources and information, please consult the COVID-19 Security Resource Library at: https://staysafeonline.org/covid-19-security-resource-library/
 
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay vigilant.
 
V/R,
George J. Silowash
Chief Information Security Officer
Norwich University

  Download National Security Alliance Tip Sheet (704KB)

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