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Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Information Technology: Taking Your Laptop Off Campus

Laptops are made for travel. Please follow these guidelines when taking your device off campus, and please make sure to annually update your Loan of College Property form (PDF, 145 KB).

Be Mindful of the Information on Your Device
Before you take your device off campus, please review the Buffalo State Data Risk Classification Policy (PDF, 145 KB) and its companion document, Buffalo State Guidelines for Storing and Transmitting College Data (PDF, 382 KB), which includes clear examples of electronic files by category.

Files containing restricted or private information should be moved to a secure network share and deleted from your device. Private information includes all legally protected information (e.g., FERPA, HIPAA, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley).

Files not containing restricted or private information that you wish to access while you’re away may be placed in your individual Buffalo State-provided Office 365 OneDrive. Examples include your writing, research, saved articles, teaching materials, curriculum documents, committee work, or proposals. You can access your OneDrive by signing in at using your Buffalo State e-mail address. You’ll be redirected to the Buffalo State sign-in page, where you can enter your password and access all your Buffalo State Microsoft services from one page.

Be Mindful of How You Connect Your Device
If your device connects to campus resources from off campus, you must keep your device secured when you are not working on it. When not using your Buffalo State device, turn off the power and store the device in a secure, cool location. Never allow others such as your children, spouse, or friends to use your device. All Buffalo State–provided devices are password protected. Do not share your password, and do not log in to your device for another person to use it.

When connecting to Buffalo State web-based services from off campus, do not use a public Wi-Fi connection. Use only secured wireless connections to connect to Buffalo State resources.

Submitted by: Melissa J. Miszkiewicz
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