Answered By: John Newman
Last Updated: May 11, 2017     Views: 25

Have a laptop and heading off campus for the summer, or just a few weeks? If so, please be mindful of the following:

Files containing private information should be moved to the network.
Files containing private information should be moved to a secure network share and deleted from your laptop. Private information includes all legally protected information (e.g., under FERPA, HIPAA, and Graham-Leach-Bliley). Examples include:

  • Student identifiable assignments, rosters, lists of grades, exams, health information, banner number, judicial proceedings.
  • Your own, or another’s employment information.
  • Public safety information/data, IT Infrastructure data, collective bargaining negotiation information/data, contract negotiation information/data
  • Institutional proprietary data, anything protected by a non-disclosure agreement

Files containing information that you don’t want lost, but to which you want access while you’re away may be placed, or backed up, in your individual Buffalo State provided Office 365 OneDrive.

  • Did you know you can share documents, and folders from OneDrive? Did you know you can create groups, communicate and share within the group from one view? You’re in luck! There are training sessions on May 15 and May 17. You can register through Workshop Registration System.
  • If your laptop contracts malware while you’re away, and your files are lost, you’ll want to make sure you have a backup, right? Use your Buffalo State provided Office 365 OneDrive. Examples of your stuff include:
    • Your writing, research, saved articles, teaching materials, curriculum documents, committee work, proposals, etc.

While off campus, store your Buffalo State laptop in a secure, cool location. Keep the power off when not in use.