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Encrypting Sensitive Emails

Samford University continues efforts outlined by its Identity Theft Prevention Task Force to protect University-managed sensitive information from loss. One program that assists with this process is called Data Loss Prevention, and it employs encryption technology. All employee email to other employee accounts is automatically encrypted. Encryption of email to students, alumni and non-Samford email accounts (external recipient) is not assured. However, we must ensure that all email that contains sensitive information is encrypted.

Encryption of Samford University Computer Assets

Samford University is continuing to improve its IT security posture by reducing risk. To protect University data, University-owned computers used by employees will be encrypted. The priority goes to department machines that may hold sensitive University information. Technology Services has been testing its new encryption system from WinMagic, which will manage encryption of disk storage on Windows and Mac systems, both laptop and desktop computers. Technology Services and Accounting department computers are now encrypted, and we are continuing deployment to all employee machines. We will soon begin to include encryption on all replacement computers when they are delivered.

The New Microsoft Office for Students

Samford University is providing Microsoft Office to every student free of charge. This means the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class. As long as you’re a student here, you’ll be able to use this software for free.

Help Desk Expands Hours

Technology Services is pleased to announce that Help Desk support is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

New Computer Management System

Technology Services is implementing a new computer management system to improve deployment of software and other management tasks.

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205-726-2662
phone support

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Locations
Service Desk, offices, computer labs

Helpdesk  

Submit a Service Desk Request
online support center

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Submit a Project Request
online project system

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Technology in Learning Center
services and equipment checkout

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Wireless
tools and information

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Change Password
self-service password tools

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Training
workshop schedule & tools

Samford Systems Status

All Systems Go!  

All Samford systems are performing normally.