Student Computer and Information Security
Federal law requires that the University safeguard students' personal information, financial information, and educational records. In the wrong hands, your personal information can allow hackers to steal your identity, perform fraud, and commit other illicit activities. IT provides technology to help the rest of the University protect student information transmitted or retained by UD.
The steps that the University takes to protect your information are just the beginning. As a student, you have access to the University's various IT resources, including its network, web applications, and classroom technology. Your access to these IT resources is dependent on your choice to use them appropriately and securely. You must take steps to protect your information, your computer, and other devices that you connect to the internet.
The University provides a number of resources to help you learn how to protect your information and devices while computing:
- Review IT's recommended best practices for configuring your computer and other devices securely.
- Review information from UD's Office of Public Safety about protecting devices from theft and recovering a stolen computer or device.
- Learn about how you use your electronic identity to access UD systems.
- Learn about the consequences of copyright infringement.
- Contact the IT Support Center if you need technical assistance.