Keeping your computer and your data secure requires a variety of tools and habits. Learn about them using the information and resources below.
Notre Dame’s Information Handling Standards require encryption of highly sensitive data, and recommend encryption of sensitive data. Learn how to encrypt your data and your computer to help keep information safe.
Encrypting files and directories with Winzip
- If you need to transfer or store sensitive information stored as a file or directory, WinZip is available for Windows systems.
Microsoft Office Encryption
- Microsoft Office 2007 and later provides built in encryption to secure documents. Learn how to encrypt your documents.
- System encryption
Your NetID password provides access to a wide variety of University resources, including your email, access to licensed applications and resources, your academic or professional records, and much more. Learn the dangers of sharing your password, and why you don’t ever need to share it.
Mobile devices are an increasingly important part of everyday life on campus. Learn how to secure your mobile device, and what to do if you lose yours.
STOP Security Plates, or "Stop Tags" Can help deter theft and aid in the recovery of lost or stolen devices. Find out how STOP Tags can protect your devices.
When you travel, you often need to take your data and mobile devices with you. Learn how to travel securely with your mobile devices.
To self-identify a campus server, please complete the campus server information submission form.
For information about Notre Dame's SSN remediation program and handling, visit Social Security Number Remediation
Skype is a very useful tool, but like any social media program it comes with it's own risks. Learn how to stay secure using Skype.
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