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Privacy and Security Practices When Working Remotely

Modified on: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 12:10 PM

The same privacy and security practices that you have implemented at work can be carried out while working remotely.


The following practices are to ensure data privacy and security:

  • Locate your remote work area in a place where any audible or viewable information will not be overheard/seen/accessed by any unauthorized individual.
  • Properly secure all confidential information in any form (electronic or paper) at all times.
  • Ensure paper documents containing confidential information are secured until they can be properly shredded. (i.e., do not dispose of in the trash or recycle bin).
  • Secure electronic devices when not in use (i.e., use of lock screens).
  • Use only a secure network for remote work; do not use public wired and wireless networks as they are not considered always secure.
  • Use the VPN network when carrying out specific tasks, such as accessing certain campus resources when off-campus, such as Banner, Cognos, on-premises servers, and the WFU Wordpress environment. You do not need to use VPN to access cloud services, such as Gmail, G Suite, Webex, Workday, Canvas, WIN and academic software. 
  • Policy on Responsible and Ethical Use of Computing Resources remains in effect and must be followed


The address can be used to report any security or data privacy concerns while working remotely.

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