The ITSG is able to assist you in navigating topics related to IT and Data Security. For additional information, please see the provided links or submit a ticket to the ITSG.
Confidential Data Scanning
In keeping with Cornell policies, eliminating confidential data stored on Cornell and personal machines will reduce the risk that the data will be misused causing loss of reputation and financial liability to Cornell University.
Individual community members and departments are responsible for their own data security. IT@Cornell provides the following tools and guides to assist in your scan:
- Spirion – Identity Finder
- Scan for Confidential Data: Windows
- Scan for Confidential Data: Mac
- Scan For Confidential Data: Linux
- Mount your drive on a Windows or Mac device and use the above instructions.
Data Security Plans (DSP)
If your research involves sharing data with an entity outside Cornell, you may be asked engage in a Data Use Agreement with that entity. Read more about how the ITSG can assist you here: Data Security Plans.
To prevent hackers and ransomware and other cyber attacks it is important to keep your computer patches up to date. Read more about how to keep your devices up to date: Desktop Software Updates
The ITSG work in conjunction with IT@Cornell to respond to IT Security Issues.
Policy 5.10 and 5.3
Policy 5.10: Cornell University expects all institutional information stewards and custodians who have access to and responsibilities for institutional information to manage it according to the rules regarding storage, disclosure, access, classification of information and minimum privacy and security standards as set forth in this policy.
Policy 5.3: Custodians or users of institutional administrative data who deploy software or algorithmic programs for encryption must establish procedures ensuring that the university has access to all such records and data.
Two Step Login
For help using Cornell’s Two-Step Login service: please see the following CIT documentation: Two-Step Login